The project will see the regeneration of the 19th Century Old School Hall, which is currently derelict, and will include the provision of one hall, with meeting and training rooms.
Killylea is a small village to the west of County Armagh and Killylea Silver Band is an established constituted group who are registered with the Charity Commission. The group are working with others in the community to develop training programmes promoting traditional music and culture. The group also aims to provide a joined up approach to community development for all in Killylea and its rural hinterland, by bringing rural dwellers and the village inhabitants together; and to promote good relations within the area, through the provision of a facility which can be used by all cultures.
The committee of the group is working to develop a range of linkages within the community to help deliver a number of programmes and activities that will benefit all, addressing issues such as inclusion and integration, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing as well as fitness. They believe their venue will assist with the delivery of these projects. They also believe they are restoring an important heritage building in the village, and developing a hub for learning and training in this rural area. They see this as becoming a centre for cultural excellence in the community that everyone can avail of.
The project will see the regeneration of the 19th Century Old School Hall, which is currently derelict, and will include the provision of one hall, with meeting and training rooms. It will provide a space for the local community association to use, as well as creating a usable facility for culture and training, amateur dramatics as well as other community projects for a range of local groups.