Mungret to get colourful make-over thanks to Dulux

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Co-Op Superstore Manager Derek Greaney, Raheen, Alan Dunlea of Dulux and Nigel Mercier, Chairman Mungret Community Council who plans to paint Mungret Village as part of the Dulux Lets Colour Project 2013
MUNGRET village is to get a colourful make-over thanks to the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 which is aimed at helping local communities to help themselves.

MUNGRET village is to get a colourful make-over thanks to the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 which is aimed at helping local communities to help themselves.

Mungret’s success in the project now means they will be supplied with paint to give a tasteful facelift to the village.

The paint is being supplied through Dulux stockists, the Co-Op Superstore at Raheen.

The paint-facelift comes on top of two major boosts for Mungret – the new €1.3m sewerage works which have now been completed and a €450,000 renewal plan which is expected to get underway in August.

“For over 20 years Mungret Village has been completely neglected and without investment.,” Nigel Mercer, chairman of Mungret Community Council said this week. “Limerick County Council recently confirmed that they are to carry out a major facelift which will both enhance the village and make it safer for all. With these new works planned, we wish to enhance and brighten our much used community facilities – Thank you Dulux for the opportunity

Derek Greaney, manager of the Co-Op Superstore at Raheen welcomed Mungret’s success in the Dulux project. “We are just delighted to see so much community spirit and to see so many of our customers get involved in this fantastic project,” he said. “The Let’s Colour Project is just the kind of initiative the country needs at the moment. We are looking forward to see the finished projects and impact locally.”

The Dulux Let’s Colour Project is now in its third year and some 400 local community projects have been helped including scout halls, children’s homes, hospitals, community and youth centres.

Meanwhile, the renewal plan for the centre of Mungret is about to go out to tender and the hope is that work will begin at the end of next month and be completed by November.

The plan, which went out for public consultation earlier this year, includes new footpaths, walkways and green areas as well as new public lighting. It will also include narrowing the roadway to just six metres and the building of a new roundabout to improve traffic flow.

Three raised, pedestrian crossings are to be put in place and there will be a shared parking and walking area near a row of commercial premises in a bid to create a new municipal space.