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Dream Homes for Kesh and Irvinestown

Published: Wed, 16 Mar 2016
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Irvinestown PS Winner, Bailey Watson with Martina Breen, Eddie Doherty and Maura Donaghey
School children from primary schools in Irvinestown and Kesh recently took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ competition.
The competition was part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in the Irvinestown and Kesh areas. For the competition, the school children were given a drawing sheet plus a leaflet for their parent or guardian to encourage anyone in genuine housing need to come forward.
Eddie Doherty, Area Manager for Fermanagh Omagh, explained:
“We are encouraging anyone in housing need to register with us. Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.
St Paul's PS winner, Bethany Millar with Eddie Doherty and Vice Principal, Anne Molloy
Bethany Millar from St Paul's PS, Irvinestown, winner of the Housing Executive’s ‘My Dream Home’ competition.
“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.”
We would encourage anyone in housing need in the Irvinestown and Kesh areas to contact us on or before Friday 25 March 2016 by calling 028 9182 5038 or e-mail quoting “LD Fermanagh” to register an interest.
We would like to thank the pupils from Irvinestown Primary School, St Paul’s Primary School and Kesh Primary School, and their teachers, for helping to organise the competition.
The standard was extremely high but the eventual winners were: Bailey Watson (Irvinestown PS) Bethany Millar (St Paul's PS Irvinestown) and Tyler Neary (Kesh PS).
Kesh PS winner, Tyler Neary with Eddie Doherty and Principal, Jill Parkinson
Tyler Neary from Kesh PS, winner of the Housing Executive’s ‘My Dream Home’ competition.