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Independence Park Opening

To mark the centenary of the Declaration of Irish Independence, the First Dáil Éireann and the beginning of the War of Independence Douglas Tidy Towns invites you to the official opening of Independence Park in Douglas (located across the road from the Fingerpost Roundabout, in front of the Garda Station).

The official opening will take place on Saturday 19th January at 2 pm.

Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs


Seán Kelleher, Rúnaí of the Kilmichael and Crossbarry Commemoration Committee for 33 years and expert on the 1919 – 1923 period

will both speak at the event.

All are welcome.

Streetscape, Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2018

Cork County County are again offering their Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme grant for Douglas. This year up to 100% of the costs will be covered by the grant (see below).

Local councillors and Douglas Tidy Towns at the launch of the new grant scheme last year

Through this scheme, tenants or owners of buildings in those areas can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street. Applications on a full-street basis (10 or more adjacent buildings on one street) will get a grant of 60% and will get priority. Tenants or owners of buildings in the Town Centre can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon and printed signs etc. with ‘Heritage Type Signs’. A contribution to a max. of 100% will be given towards the cost of materials where it is proposed the tenant/owner will undertake the work themselves.

The application forms can be found here:

2018 Paint Scheme Guidelines App Form (PDF)

2018 Paint Scheme Guidelines App Form (Word)