Mr Michael Ring, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that he has approved €313,000 in Leader supports for projects in Moorehall, Westport, Aghagower, Mulranny, Kilmaine and Louisburgh.

 

The following projects have been approved for funding:

 

Project Name

Implementing partner

Location

Project Description

Amount (€)

Co-operation capital regeneration project for Moorehall, Carnacon, Mayo and Derrymore Estate, Co Armagh

South West Mayo Development Company CLG

Moorehall Estate

A co-operation cross-border project involving the regeneration of the Moorehall Estate in Carnacon and including pathway surface and trail access improvements, and provision of street furniture and signage and natural play equipment pieces within the estate

200,000

Education Desty Pilot Product

Education Desty Ltd

Aghagower

To develop a pilot product for testing and potential roll-out for 12-16 year olds

30,000

Old Irish Goat Visitor Centre

Mulranny Community Futures CLG

Mulranny

To complete the works at the Old Irish Goat Visitor Centre in Mulranny on the Wild Atlantic Way which will interpret Mayo's farming history and the conservation of the genetic signature of this charismatic animal

52,027.32

Outdoor walkway

Kilmaine Community Recreational Trust

Kilmaine

To develop a walkway 1/2 km in length along the community pitch grounds and provide outdoor exercise equipment for adults along the walking track

8,044.31

Two pedestrian footbridges

Glen Keen Farm Limited

Louisburgh

To install two pedestrian footbridges at Glenkeen Farm and Visitor Centre in Louisburgh

19,797.50

Westport Tourism Survey

Westport Tourism Organisation

Westport

Funding for the formatting and printing costs of the fifth tourism survey of Westport over a 25 year period

3,692.72

 

Minister Ring  told Midwest News this evening that it's a major announcement which will provide a significant boost for these six communities.  The monies have been allocated through his Department’s LEADER Programme and brings to over €650,000, the amount of Mayo LEADER projects which he has announced since last week

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