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Community loan for Rathmore Social Action Group

Rathmore Social Action Group operates sheltered housing units for older adults, along with a day care centre to provide for their nutritional and social needs. In addition, it runs a comprehensive 'meals on wheels' facility in the local community, as well as the original laundry service.
The group also operates a significant community and youth facility, Teach Íosagáin to meet some of the sporting, social and recreational needs of the area's young population. The Rathmore Social Action Group facilitates a wonderful relationship between the young and old.
The Social Action Group's relationship with Clann Credo stretches back almost 20 years, to 1997, when Clann Credo purchased the site for the day care facility. Therefore, it is hardly a surprise that when the group embarked recently on another ambitious venture - the renovation of an old convent to provide homes for the elderly - they turned once again to Clann Credo for support.

Location: Rathmore, Co. Kerry

""We could not have done it without Clann Credo,", Jerh O'Donoghue, Chairperson Rathmore Social Action Group, Co Kerry – "Without Clann Credo there wouldn’t be twenty houses, there would not be a day centre, there would not be transport to bring people to and from the day centre or the thriving day centre that is there today. As a result it has enabled us to create 14 full time jobs and many part time jobs.""