Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Funding for Coastal Community Projects and Initiatives

€808,000 has been allocated for projects in coastal communities in the West under the Fisheries Local Action Group grant scheme. The €808,764 in funding for the Fisheries local Action Group is co-funded by the Government and the European Union.

The projects being supported are diverse and range from employment and job creation to arts and creative initiatives to tourism and to environment infrastructure initiatives.

In Galway, local businesses, organisations and festivals are receiving funding of €588, 088 in grant aid. There are a wide variety of projects benefitting from the funding. It will assist the Port of Galway Sea Scouts in buying marine equipment and for a boat storage facility, it will help Galway City Sailing Club  to purchase dinghies for youth training, adult sailing and schools team racing while Galway Bay Seafoods will receive funding for a Seafood and Fishing Maritime Hub. Full details of the project are available below.


FLAG Project Ref No. Applicant Project Title Support Rate Grant Aid Total Investment
West 191W.2 Misunderstood Heron Food Truck Experience 50 14,805 29,610
West 191W.3 Connemara Mussel Festival Festival 80 2,000 2,500
West 191W.8 Cuan Beo (A) Implementing a holistic approach to sustainability in Galway Bay 2019 80 11,646 14,558
West 191W.8 Cuan Beo (b) Community Education Programme 80 20,101 25,126
West 191W.7 Abalone Chonamara Teo Abalone Farm Visitor Centre 50 12,700 25,400
West 191W.6 Comharchumann Sliogéisc Chonamara Teo Plean forbartha agus margaochta a chur chun cinn 60 6,780 11,300
West 191W.12 Killary Fjord Shellfish Limited Boathouse upgrading for tourism 50 26,777 53,555
West 191W.10 Comharchumann Mhic Dara Scuba Scuba Scoil tumadoireachta/Snorkaila 80 3,716 4,645
West 191W.13 Port of Galway Sea Scounts (24th Galway) Marine Equipment and Boat Storage Facility 80 38,679 45,349
West 191W.14 Galway Hooker 2020 The restoration of the ‘Loveen’ 80 24,616 30,770
West 191W.17 Kylemore Abbey Music School Music Project, equipment 80 12,019 15,025
West 191W.28 Údarás na Gaeltachta Tourism and Heritage Amenity Signage, Local Brochure & Map and Food Trail Information Leaflet 80 18,059 22,573
West 191W.29 A K Lien Company Limited Salmon Wake 80 19,642 24,552
West 191W.24 Blath na Mara Teo Establishing Company Brand, retail product development and refining wholesale production 50 9,500 19,000
West 191W.23 Comhar Caomhán Teo Cumann Iascairi Inis Oírr – Seomra Reoiteáin agud aonaid ghaolmhara (Freezer Room and Refrigeration Unit 80 7,800 9,750
West 191W.19 Rynvyle House Hotel Wild Atlantic Way Fishing Academy 50 13,203 26,405
West 191W.33 Shellfish Breeding Technologies Oyster Processing Equipment 50 10,700 21,400
West 191W.32 Iasc Inis Óirr Equipment for Small Scale Fish Processing Plant 80 3,331 4,164
West 191W.30 Cumann Húicéiri na Gaillimhe National Traditional Maritime Centre – research and development strategy 80 19,999 24,999
West 191W.20 Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige Lóchrann Chonamara 2019 80 2,424 3,030
West 191W.18 Galway City Sailing Club 10 x Topaz Dinghies for Youth Training, Adult Sailing and Schools Team Racing 80 31,160 38,950
West 191W.22 Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo Bád Sábhailte, Inneall agus leantóir comh mhaith Seáicéidí Sábhailte 80 6,015 7,519
West 191W.37 Irelands Westcoast Seaweeds Limited T/A Island Seaweed Island Seaweed 50 67,413 134,826
West 191W.36 Coiste Cultúir agus Oidhreachta Comhartha eolais faoi Theampall Bharr an Doire 80 1,200 1,500
West 191W.34 Comharchumann Forbartha Árann Amharclann Árann / Aran Islands Theatre 80 34,640 43,301
West 191W.40 Bia BoFinne Food Festival 80 2,532 3,165
West 191W.38 Killary Adventure Co. Adventure Centre – Meeting expectations 50 51,816 103,632
West 191W.42 Ballyconneely Charity Swim Day Event 50 1,050 2,100
West 191W.43 The InishLyon Project Connemara Caledonia Connect 80 6,472 8,090
West 191W.46 Club Leabhar Chois Fharraige Féile Leabhar Chóis Fharraige 80 1,000 1,350
West 191W.45 Údarás na Gaeltachta Gaeltacht Chonamara Theas 80 5,690 7,113
West 191W.47 Cruinniú na mBád Cruinniú na mBád (Féile) 80 3,080 3,851
West 191W.50 Connemara Smokehouse Resurfacing and enhancing the car park/visitor entrance area 50 15,379 30,759
West 191W.63 Saunamara Saunamara 50 4,481 8,961
West 191W.65 Connemara Oyster Festival Limited Connemara  Oyster Festival 50 2,625 5,250
West 191W.55 Cleggan Tidy Towns Committee Signage for Cleggan Village 80 8,147 10,184
West 191W.72 Chearta Feamainne Cladaigh Conamara Tionai Feaminne Án Larthair 80 1,033 1,291
West 191W.71 Clarinbridge Oyster Festival Limited Festival 80 2,689 3,361
West 191W.70 Coiste Feile Joe Éinniú Feile Joe ÉINNIÚ 80 960 1,200
West 191W.69 Coiste Feile Mhic Dara Feile Mhic Dara 2019 80 2,504 3,130
West 191W.68 Kinvara Area Visual Arts Refurbishment of old court house as a community space 80 8,904 11,130
West 191W.59 Galway Bay Seafoods Limited Galway Bay Seafood & Fishing Maritime Hub 50 22,872 45,745
West 191W.60 Badíóiri an Cladaig Teo Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival 2019 69 2,500 3,626
West 191W.58 Nolan Family Clams Construction of store room and packing shed 50 8,286 16,571
West 191W.57 Údarás na Gaeltachta Comharthaíoch a chúir in airde ar 12 gcé I gConamara 80 13,234 16,543
West 191W.56 Coiste Feile Traidphicnic Feile 58 2,500 4,500
West 191W.74 Coiste Pobail Charna /Spaisteóirí Charna Guide to walks in Carna 80 1,408 1,760
588,088 933,120
62 808,764 1,306,294