IT was a good news morning for Claremorris on Monday of last week when funding of €154,788.71 was announced for the Cúram Family Centre in the town. For the Board of Management and staff it was the perfect start to the week and little wonder a bottle of champagne was popped in honour of the occasion.
For Dorothy Campbell and Sr Juliet Walsh, who are synonymous with Cúram, it was a special day. “We had been waiting for this news for some time and it is great to get the official announcement. Dorothy is thrilled with the good news as are all of us,” said Sr Juliet.
“This will enable us to have two new interview rooms, a badly needed new reception area and waiting room, and other facilities. There is a huge demand for the services we provide and these have continued to expand. It is wonderful the confidence the people place in use and appreciate what we have to offer,” she added.
Tom Merrick, chairman of the Board of Management, said the funds would help Cúram to provide an even better service with improved facilities to cater for the ever growing demands. “All associated with Cúram are delighted with the news. We are very dedicated to providing the best possible service to all who avail of the many facilities provided by our excellent team at Curam.”
Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, welcomed the announcement by Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government that he had given sanction for South West Mayo Development Company Limited to approve funding to Cúram for the construction of a 1400sq ft extension to their facility.
“I’m delighted for Dorothy Campbell and her staff and Sr Juliet who has been with the centre since it started in 1989. I am acutely aware of all the good work that they do in and around Claremorris. I have met with them and I have actively canvassed the Minister to assist them with their work and today is a great day for everyone involved with Cúram.
“The proposed development, with its total project costs of €206,384.95, will allow Cúram to expand delivery of their existing services and develop new services. The project will now go back to the Board of South West Mayo Development Company Limited for the final approval”.