Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Ring’s allocation of additional funding of €500,000 to Mayo LEADER Local Action Group

Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement this morning that Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has allocated an additional €500,000 to the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) as one of the top ten performing LAGs nationally under the LEADER programme. The selection of Mayo LEADER LAG comes after a nationwide assessment of […]

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Mayo County Council welcomes formal approval of funding for Ballina Innovation Quarter

Mayo County Council welcomes good news today from the Minister of Housing, Eoghan Murphy TD, that the Council has received formal approval of Urban Regeneration and Development Fund funding for the Ballina Innovation Quarter project. A sum of €3.2 million government funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund 2018 was approved for the transformation […]

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Men’s/Women’s Shed Funding 2019

In May of this year Minister Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced the provision of €500,000 to continue to support the work of Men’s Sheds groups throughout Ireland. This capital funding will enable individual Men’s Sheds to purchase equipment or to carry out minor works to improve their premises through […]

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€3.2 million boost for Mayo’s Great Western Greenway

HE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced that the government has allocated a further €3.2 million to Mayo County Council to support the extension of the Great Western Greenway. The investment is to extend the route from Achill Sound to Bunnacurry as well as from Westport to Murrisk, developments that will […]

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Financial boost for eight Mayo summer festivals

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has today confirmed that eight community based festivals and summer schools in Mayo are to receive €17,500 in government funding through the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme. The scheme is designed to assist local cultural events which may not be eligible for funding […]

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Funding boost for Mayo marine and seafood initiatives

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that 29 marine and seafood initiatives in Mayo have been allocated €255,228 in funding under the under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund for the seafood sector. The supports are co-funded by the government of Ireland and the European Union. Minister Ring said: “I’m delighted to […]

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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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