Funding of €1,150,000 has been announced today for the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in Ballycastle.
Fáile Ireland will invest €860,000 in the project and this will be coupled with €290,000 funding from the Office of Public Works.
The grant support, which forms part of Fáilte Ireland’s strategic partnership with the OPW, comes from its Capital Grants budgets and will replace the existing Céide Fields Visitor Centre with a brand new exhibition and interpretation centre.
The space will replace the current 25-year-old centre and showcase new archaeological material and knowledge about Céide Fields and the surrounding areas.
It is hoped the investment from Fáilte Ireland into the centre will help to significantly improve the visitor experience and almost treble visitor numbers from 33,148 to 90,000.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring told Midwest News today that this is very welcome funding for the Céide Fields.