Ionad Pobail Chill Dreasa is our planned new community hub building at Gortacladdy that will underpin our Parish and Club far into the 21st century.
It’s a major undertaking that will cost up to £1m but it’s an essential project if we are to do what’s needed to sustain community life here, combat the many gaps and disadvantages Kildress faces and grow and develop our Club as the leading community organisation locally. As we say, “It’s not something we MIGHT build … it’s something we MUST build.”
Ionad Pobial Chill Dreasa is a long-term project that will take ten years to scope, build and fund. We’re currently at the final stages of getting Planning Permission and have started our fund-raising.
Two key parts of our fund-raising strategy are Cairde Chill Dreasa (The Friends of Kildress) and Patrúin Chill Dreasa (Kildress Patrons). Both are energised by that fundamental principle – that in the GAA ‘we put in, we don’t take out’.
Cairde members gift us money on a regular, usually monthly, basis and at a rate of £20 per month/£240 per year. That’s less than the cost two coffees, two pints of beer or a daily newspaper a week. Pátrúin meanwhile donate £5,000 to help make Ionad Pobail Chill Dreasa a reality. Crucially, all Cairde and Pátrúin money is ring-fenced for our development work.
If you’d like to find out more and/or come on board with us, then download the attached brochure and/or just speak to any Committee member. We’d be delighted to have you with us!
‘Is é atá ann i gcreideamh rud a chreidiúint cé nach bhfeiceann tú é. Is í luaíocht an chreidimh seo an rud a chreideann tú a fheiceáil … Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward for this faith is to see what you believe.’