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Minister visits Rural Social Scheme projects in Caherlistrane

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar visited the Rural Social Scheme in Caherlistrane on Saturday 24th September as he wanted to see first hand the work carried out by the RSS around the county.

During this visit he saw the newly built 1916 GPO replica monument,  seen here with TD's Sean Canney, Anne Rabbitte, Tuam County Councillor Billy Connelly and Sean Broderick  GRD's RSS & TUS Co-ordinator . He also saw the children's Lisheen Memorial, seen here with Anne Rabbitte and RSS Supervisor Sean Larkin

& finally the Caherlistrane Community Centre where he met with participants and supervisors of the RSS.

The Minister was very impressed by the skill and work put into these projects & praised the work carried out by the RSS across the county. GRD was also very pleased to have in attendance  Eoin Brown, West Division Manager for the Department of Social Protection, pictured here with the Minister's adviser, Philip O'Callaghan , Private Secretary  to the Minister for Social Protection Jacinta Crawford and RSS supervisor  Sean Larkin.


and  also Tom Carlon, RSS co-ordinator from South West Mayo,who came down to support the event, pictured here with TÚS supervisor Ita Kelly.

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