Celebrating our communities on Mayo Day

National Community Weekend 4th – 6th May 2019 Mayo Day, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities and unquenchable spirit of Co Mayo, returns for its fifth year on Saturday 4th May 2019. Mayo Day, Mayo Local Community Development Committee and the Department of Rural and Community Development’s ‘Big Hello’ National […]

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€375,000 LEADER funding for five local projects

FIVE local Mayo initiatives are to receive over €375,762.34 in LEADER funding, Minister Michael Ring has announced today. The allocations are: Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, Ballycastle: Funding for phase 2 fit-out building works for Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art (€150,000). Kiltimagh velorail project: To purchase railcars and provide storage for same and associated equipment […]

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€780,000 to improve non-public rural roads in Mayo

MINISTER Michael Ring has announced that he has allocated €778,496 to Mayo County Council for improvements to rural non-public roads in Mayo under the 2019 Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) which is overseen by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This brings to €3,891,821 the amount allocated by Minister Ring to Mayo County Council for […]

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€100,000 funding for 24 Mayo community groups welcomed

FUNDING in excess of €100,000 has been allocated to 24 organisations in Mayo under the Community Services Programme (CSP) Support Fund. The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through a social enterprise model. Welcoming the announcement, Senator Michelle Mulherin said: “The CSP focuses on service delivery […]

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Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Michael Ring’s funding announcement for four tourism projects

Mayo County Council welcome the announcement today (Tuesday, January 8) by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, of €800,000 for four tourism projects in the county. The maximum allocation of €200,000 has been allocated to each of the Great Western Greenway in Kilmeena & Turlough, The Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe, Achill Island […]

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Sports grants for 53 older groups in Mayo

FIFTY-THREE Mayo groups are to benefit from funding promoting physical activity for older people. The Go for Life national grants, a combined initiative from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland, will distribute almost €15,090 across 53 groups in Mayo. Nationwide over 1,000 groups will receive grants totalling almost €300,000. The successful Mayo groups are: Castlebar […]

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Ballycroy National Park Receives €2.1m Funding

Fáilte Ireland has announced funding approval for a €2.1m 56km cycle track through part of the Ballycroy National Park. As well, the National Parks and Wildlife Service announced the renaming of the National Park to the Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. When completed, the project will see the upgrading of the existing Western Way to […]

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Funding boost for 15 Men’s Sheds in Mayo

A funding boost – €500,000 – to support the work of Men’s Sheds throughout Ireland has been announced. As part of the measure, Minister Michael Ring has made provision for €21,739 to be provided to the 15 Men’s Sheds in Mayo, pending successful applications by the individual Sheds. This capital funding provides small grants to […]

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Funding of €75,000 approved for Aughagower Community Playground

Funding of €75,000 has been approved for Aughagower Community Playground under the LEADER programme. The funding will be provided by Minister Michael Ring’s Department through the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group. This follows on from a recent announcement of €250,000 for five community playgrounds and multi-use games areas in Mayo through the CLAR Programme. Minister […]

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