Boost for Galway Gaeltacht communities as funding of €500,000 is approved

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Projects in the Gaeltacht will benefit from almost 500,000 in funding, with over €420,000 being approved for a new community centre on Inis Meáin.

Senator Seán Kyne today confirmed that eight projects will benefit from the funding, which will go towards organisations and projects in An Spidéal, An Cheathru Rua, Bearna, Corr na Móna and the Aran Islands.

“From early education to sports to local media, in addition to capital funding, the funding has been allocated to the co-op on Inis Meáin for a new community centre, GAA clubs in An Spidéal, An Cheathru Rua and Bearna for equipment, and co-ops in An Cheathru and Corr na Móna for improvements to facilities, among others,” Senator Seán Kyne said today.

“In particular, the funding for Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin / Inis Meáin Development Company represents a major investment in the community that will have benefits for years to come,” he said.

Applicant / details Approved
Naíolann na nOileán C/O Mhuintearas – equipment for a Montessori room  €8,618
CLG an Spidéil – equipment for the football pitch  €17,124
Comharchumann Mhic Dara – smart electric radiators  €2,650
CLG na Ceathrú Rua –  new tractor and benches for the football pitch  €7,454
CLG Bhearna – goal posts and related works  €17,638
Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach – works on the roof of the centre  €15,738
Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige –  Magazine  €3,000
Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin – ionad pobail nua €424,462
Total €496,684