THE €3m upgrade of the Moyross Community Enterprise Centre is “the best thing to happen” to the area since the start of regeneration.
That’s according to the centre’s manager Paddy Flannery, who is confident of work starting on the extension by February.
Environment Minister Alan Kelly was at the centre on Monday night to confirm the investment which will see four new enterprise units built, new public meeting rooms, a multi-purpose community hall and new offices for the Moyross Credit Union.
“This announcement today sets the road for the next 25 years. We are now looking forward to rebuilding this centre, and bringing Moyross back to the community we know it can be, and has been all along,” Paddy said.
Mr Kelly said he is really impressed at what goes on in the centre at Moyross Avenue.
He said: “The comprehensivity of what is being done here is amazing. There are a wide range of activities. It is a credit to you all, it is a credit to all the volunteers, it is a credit to the staff, but the future is also bright. The future of this centre will go beyond this area, and I am well aware of that.”
Education Minister and local TD Jan O’Sullivan added: “This is a hub of the community. So many of the things that happen here happen out of the building, and they will continue to happen outside the larger building with better facilities and more facilities to serve this community. It is going to be fantastic.”
The community centre opened in 1992 with the support of the former Limerick City Council, FAS and the government.