Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

28 Galway roads to be improved with €942,000 Local Improvement Scheme funding

28 roads across Galway will be improved through the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme. Funding of €942,000 has been allocated to Galway by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the 28 roads to be improved have been selected by Galway County Council.

The Local Improvement Scheme is a very important funding scheme for communities, particularly in rural area and I am delighted to confirm that 28 roads across Galway will benefit from the allocation of €942,000 to Galway County Council by my Department. The roads are located across all five of Galway’s municipal districts – Connemara, Athenry-Oranmore, Tuam, Loughrea and Ballinasloe.

The Local Improvement Scheme provides investment in roads that are not in public ownership but are used by the public to access homes, farms, businesses or amenities such as lakes, rivers, and walking and hiking trails.

My colleague, Minister Michael Ring has worked to maximise the amount of funding available for the Scheme on a national basis with Galway receiving the second highest allocation in the country.

We have worked to launch the Scheme and allocate funding as early in the year as possible which has enabled local authorities to incorporate the Local Improvement Scheme projects into their own road improvement programmes. This approach ensures that the LIS funding goes further as local authorities can schedule improvement works when equipment, materials and workers are already in communities working on council road projects.

My Department is providing up to 90% of the funding to local authorities for the improvements with local residents providing the remainder and the improvement works will be carried out over the summer and autumn months.


Name of Road Townland/ Description of Location i.e. from x to y Length of road (m’s) Grant Amount 
  Cave, Ballinamanagh West, Clarinbridge 484 €20,953
Glentaun Glentaun 210 €90,943
  Ballinafad, Recess 400 €8,226
Derryfrench  (L-43104) Lisheen 700 €47,800
  Carrowrevagh Beg 550 €33,870
The “Co” Road Loughlass North 600 €31,671
Gortnamanagh East Gortnamanagh East 550 €33,870
  Cuillean, Carraroe 800 €41,400
Newbridge Village Newbridge NA €23,449
  Cartymore (Glenmore) 225 €14,076
  Rinville West 482 €29,932
Bog Road at Graigueawoneen Graigueawoneen 1,000 €67,276
  Culliagh, Letterbrickaun 500 €30,193
  Ballynamucka 400 €24,633
Lees Road Kilgarriff 850 €74,779
Rafee Rd. Raffee, Headford 600 €39,061
  Derrycallan North, Gort 300 €21,114
Bóthar an Tourna Tuairín 650 €34,213
Shankill Private Shankill 530 €28,152
Glynn’s Road Tysaxon 322 €16,053
Bunowen Road Tullyconnor 1,000 €48,386
  Kilescaul 500 €29,081
  Fiddaun 320 €20,700
Leana-Cloca, Waterdale Claregalway 1,293 €64,509
Across from Oranmore Golf Course   307 €18,006
  Lettermoremacoille, Camus, Costelloe 450 €24,219
Lismihill Gortanumera 250 €20,700
  Letterbrickaun (Opposite Community Centre) 95 €4,736
TOTAL 28   €942,001