Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

€900,000 in funding for Galway under the Town and Village Scheme

Funding of €900,000 has been allocated for eight projects in Galway under the Town and Village Scheme. This funding will support projects in several towns and villages in Galway and is part of the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Town and Village Scheme.

The funding will support: the development of the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry with a 60-seat demonstration kitchen; the enhancement of footpaths connecting Ballinasloe railway station to the town as well as the hosting of conferences to attract business to the area; the development of an education and enterprise hub and community centre at Glenamaddy; the construction of footpaths to connect Tully and Tullycross villages in Connemara; and public realm improvements, including footpaths, lighting and landscaping in Headford and Tuam, among other initiatives.

The Town and Village Scheme supports rural regeneration and the scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. The allocation to Galway County Council will enable improvements and enhancements to communities across the county making them more sustainable, both socially and economically, for the benefit of local people and visitors alike.


TV18GY06 Galway Co Council Lawrencetown Abbey Development of community owned land adjacent to national school to provide access as first phase of a 3 phase project that will develop child-care facilities and sports field.  To develop community centre to include an enterprise hub offering hot desks and meeting rooms. €100,000.00 850
TV18GY02 Galway Co Council Ballinasloe Reconstruction and enhancement of footpaths linking the town to the railway station & the hosting of 3 conferences/seminars to attract potential businesses to the area. €100,000.00 780
TV18GY12 Galway Co Council Woodford Replace footpaths on one side of a street where the opposite side was replaced under the T&V scheme 2017. €100,000.00 750
TV18GY01 Galway Co Council Athenry Bia Blas – development of a food culture tourist experience, including a 60 seat demonstration kitchen, food tours and events showcasing the foods of the West of Ireland. This is part of a wider project ‘Bia Innovator Campus’ relating to the development of an incubation centre that will provide a network for trade buyers, service suppliers and investors in the West, as well as new product development. €200,000.00 730
TV18GY05 Galway Co Council Headford Enhancement of local seating area, improve outdoor lighting facilities, new footpaths & seating area, resurfacing of car park and landscaping. €100,000.00 720
TV18GY10 Galway Co Council Tuam To replace unsightly overhead electric cables with underground cables to enhance the streetscape of Tuam. €100,000.00 720
TV18GY11 Galway Co Council Tully-Tullycross The construction of 250 metres of footpath along the L-5105 route between the villages of Tully and Tullycross. To surface 400 metres of pavement between the villages and enhance a picnic area in Tully. €100,000.00 720
TV18GY04 Galway Co Council Glenamaddy Development of an education and enterprise hub & a community centre with improved access routes to these facilities, thatching of a miller’s cottage and design a town plan. €100,000.00 700