Mayo County Council has confirmed that agreement has been reached on the purchase of Victoria House, Ballina.

Contracts and paperwork will be completed over the coming weeks and subject to all relevant requirements, construction of the Mary Robinson Centre will commence in November 2019.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy welcomed today’s news as “A great step forward for what is a major project for County Mayo. The significant community support will be key to the success of this project”

The Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes outlined “This marks a significant development in the progress of the Centre, a project which is of significant importance for Ireland in general and for County Mayo in particular. We hope it will provide a national model for honoring and building on the contribution of significant civic figures in the Country”

Mayo County Council thanked Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for the significant contribution of €2m towards the costs and for her Departments continued support on the project.

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