Working to restore the town hall cinema in Loughrea - "for the community, by the community"
This photo shows the upstairs of the Loughrea Town Hall and Cinema building, which was used as a ballroom and dance hall. LARC propose to develop this as a multifunctional community space.
What we want
Funding has now been secured for the renovation of the Town Hall and Cinema building on Barrack Street in Loughrea through the Rural Regeneration Fund. LARC, Loughrea Credit Union and the Loughrea Chamber of Commerce are the community partners along with the local authority who will undertake the works. Aughey O'Flaherty Architects have been allocated the design brief. A budget of 1.6 million has been allocated for the complete redevelopment project.
LARC are working to ensure that the building is restored to its former prominence as a centre of cultural life for the town of Loughrea. This means providing a space for social inclusion, youth, training, tourism, cultural and social events and the development of local enterprise.