Corran-Deel Voluntary Housing Association, Feenagh Kilmeedy, Co.Limerick

Corran-Deel Voluntary Housing Association was set up in 2003 by a group of volunteers from the parish of Feenagh-Kilmeedy. Concerned about the effects of rural decline and the lack of quality affordable rental accommodation for families, the group established Corran-Deel as an Approved Housing Body.

Co-operating with Limerick City and County Council, their first development in Kilmeedy village was Fernview – a small estate of 10 houses comprising 6 three- bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units which was launched in 2007.

In 2009, The Forge in Feenagh was launched – a development of 14 houses (6 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units).

Over the years, the Board of Corran-Deel have acquired and renovated a number of properties in the area, with a total of 30 properties now under our management.

Our tenants are all eligible for social housing and are nominated from the Limerick City and County Council Housing list.  Attracted by the benefits of rural living, community and sporting facilities as well as excellent primary schools (with small classroom sizes), our tenants become our neighbours contributing and engaging with a thriving local community.

“My family and I moved to Kilmeedy village in 2018. We moved into a three bedroom house in Fernview. The house is so spacious and very modern with everything a family home would need. We felt at home the minute we moved in. We are so lucky to have great neighbours – always someone around to give a hand if you are stuck. The community of Kilmeedy itself is amazing and there is always such a buzz in the air around the village as there is always something going on. We are so grateful for the amazing primary school and pre-school that we have in the village. My children love going to school here and they have achieved so much since we have moved here. Also having Roots Shop & Café is so great as everything we could need is in the village, which is brilliant in these challenging times. The surrounding area of Kilmeedy is also so peaceful with loads of places to walk and to get out and about. I can honestly say moving to Kilmeedy has been one of the best decisions we have made and we, as a family, will truly enjoy living here for many years to come”.

N. Egan, Corran-Deel Tenant