Opportunities on the doorstep

In the rural village of Rathanna in south Co Carlow, the community hall provides a vital community resource

9th October, 2021
Opportunities on the doorstep
Bernie O’Brien, chairwoman of Rathanna Community Group

Community halls raise the heartbeat of rural communities and Rathanna’s broadband connection is an essential local service, Bernie O’Brien, chairperson Rathanna Community Group, said.

The Rathanna Community Hall is based in the old school house building in the village. “We turned the old national school – a school that has been closed for more than 40 years – into a community centre, taking out the centre wall and building an extension...

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