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€165,000 funding allocated to 27 coastal projects in Galway and Mayo

Twenty-seven projects in Galway, Mayo and the West are to benefit from funding of over €165,000.

The funding has been allocated under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme – co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU.

Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed confirmed the allocations as part of a national total investment of €1.6 million.

The funding of €165,964 is supporting 27 projects in the West and represents a total investment of almost €300,000.

Galway West TD Sean Kyne says that a diverse variety of projects are being supported with funding for marine tourism and leisure projects, small harbour infrastructure, festivals, seafood enterprises and environmental projects, among others.

“In Galway, local businesses such as Killary Adventure Company, Connemara Smokehouse and Letterfrack Sea Safari, alongside community groups such as Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin, are receiving support for initiatives which will boost our coastal communities.

“Under the funding, the West Fisheries Local Action Group is also supporting a number of festivals such as Inisbofin Arts Festival, the Traidphicnic in An Spidéal, the Connemara Mussel Festival and Bia Bofinnie which have become annual highlights for local people and visitors to our county alike,” said the Fine Gael TD.


FLAGApplicantProjectGrant AidTotal Cost
WESTInishbofin Community Services ProgrammeInishbofin Arts Festival1,000.001,400.00
WESTCoiste Currachai an SpidealFéile1,000.001,300.00
WESTThomas BlunniePurchase of a grading machine for winkles2,000.004,000.00
WESTLetterfrack Sea SafariPromotional Brochures & Engine7,166.5914,333.19
WESTKillary Adventure CompanyKillary Fjord Walking Path24,000.0048,000.00
WESTComhar Caomhán TeoScoping exercise for park680.00850.00
WESTComhlacht Forbartha Inis MeáinÉigse Dara Beag1,000.001,250.00
WESTScattery Island ToursPromotional/marketing of company4,252.938,505.87
WESTClare Local Development CompanyTrail Photo Posts1,937.692,422.12
WESTWild KitchenWild Kitchen Seaweed Experience7,465.0014,930.00
WESTCoiste Féile TraidphicnicCoastal offerings @ féile traidphicnic 20181,000.001,325.00
WESTDoonbeg Community Development Company LimitedDoonbeg Diving Compressor4,344.005,430.00
WESTBád Tarrthála Charna agus na nOileán CLGCarna Life Boat Training2,554.003,180.00
WESTLoop Head Tourism LtdDevelopment of the tourism product on Loop Head peninsula which will have a positive effect on local community3,920.004,900.00
WESTOf the Earth ArtworksEducational workshops in glass making1,743.544,358.85
WESTBurren SmokehouseThe Story of Irish Salmon20,690.0041,380.00
WESTConnemara Mussel FestivalFestival2,000.002,500.00
WESTClare County CouncilCamino Atlantico de Clare – East End & West End Kilkee10,240.0017,067.00
WESTDoonbeg Community Development Company LimitedDoonbeg  Harbour CCTV1,850.002,313.00
WESTBia BofinnieFestival2,024.622,530.77
WESTIonad Cuimhneacháin na nImirceach TeoInstallation system in the emigrants Commemorative Centre3,905.604,882.00
WESTÚdarás na GaeltachtaBunú an eagraíocht Cósta Gaelach Chonamara19,380.0019,380.00
WESTCeltic SoundCeltic Sound Cultural Experience18,800.0047,000.00
WESTConnemara SmokehouseNew Website5,195.0010,390.00
WESTClare Slow Food Festival 2018Burren Slow Food Festival 20182,000.002,510.00
WESTKillary Fjord ShellfishMarine Tourism Project9,890.9619,781.91
WESTBlath na MaraBrand and product development5,924.6411,849.28
Michael Malone
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