Minister Humphreys visits Galway to open series of projects

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galway daily news heather humphreys opening the new playground in Castleblakeney, Co Galway
Minister Heather Humphreys opening the new playground in Castleblakeney, Co Galway

Minister Heather Humphreys has visited Galway to open a range of projects across the county which have received funding from the Department of Social Protection.

Minister Humphreys began the day in Portumna, where she visited Portumna Courthouse and viewed plans for the refurbishment and upgrade of the historic building.

The project is being supported with over €2.5 million under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

Speaking at Portumna Courthouse, the Minister said that the project will be a flagship regeneration project that will restore the historic building and redevelop it as a state of the art, multipurpose centre for the community.

“This is a truly exciting regeneration project which will provide a much need resource for the community in Portumna,” she said.

The Minster then went to open Killimor Remote Working Hub, which received almost €25,000 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, and she viewed ‘The Walks’ in Loughrea, which showcases the only surviving functioning moat in Ireland.

The Minister also officially opened Castleblakeney Playground, which received €100,000 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, and made her final stop at Mountbellew for the official opening of a new Galway Rural Development Office.