Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

An Spidéal Project first in country to draw down funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

The gTeic hub in An Spidéal is the first project to receive funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in the country.

Údarás na Gaeltachta has already drawn down €175,000 of the almost €550,000 in funding for the new gTeic digital and innovation hub in An Spidéal which is well underway and on which I turned the sod in early January.

The facility in An Spidéal is the first project in the country for which funding has been drawn down under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which is overseen by my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.

I am delighted that the gTeic hub in An Spidéal is progressing so well with a Galway-based company working on the project.

Since its establishment in mid-2017 the Department of Rural and Community Development under the leadership of Minister Ring has provided significant funding for Galway with €6.33 million in 2017 and €14.05 million in 2018. Even more funding is being provided this year through the Department’s schemes and programmes, including the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, to support communities – both urban and rural – in Galway, Mayo and across the West.

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