Funding of over €165,000 has been allocated to 27 projects in Galway, Mayo and the West under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme which is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU.
My colleague, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed has confirmed the allocations as part of a national total investment of €1.6 million.
The funding of €165,964 is supporting 27 projects in the West and represents a total investment of almost €300,000. A diverse variety of projects are being supported with funding for marine tourism and leisure projects, small harbour infrastructure, festivals, seafood enterprises and environmental projects, among others.
In Galway, local businesses such as Killary Adventure Company, Connemara Smokehouse and Letterfrack Sea Safari, alongside community groups such as Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin, are receiving support for initiatives which will boost our coastal communities.
Under the funding, the West Fisheries Local Action Group is also supporting a number of festivals such as Inisbofin Arts Festival, the Traidphicnic in An Spidéal, the Connemara Mussel Festival and Bia Bofinnie which have become annual highlights for local people and visitors to our county alike.
|FLAG||Applicant||Project||Grant Aid||Total Cost|
|WEST||Inishbofin Community Services Programme||Inishbofin Arts Festival||1,000.00||1,400.00|
|WEST||Coiste Currachai an Spideal||Féile||1,000.00||1,300.00|
|WEST||Thomas Blunnie||Purchase of a grading machine for winkles||2,000.00||4,000.00|
|WEST||Letterfrack Sea Safari||Promotional Brochures & Engine||7,166.59||14,333.19|
|WEST||Killary Adventure Company||Killary Fjord Walking Path||24,000.00||48,000.00|
|WEST||Comhar Caomhán Teo||Scoping exercise for park||680.00||850.00|
|WEST||Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin||Éigse Dara Beag||1,000.00||1,250.00|
|WEST||Scattery Island Tours||Promotional/marketing of company||4,252.93||8,505.87|
|WEST||Clare Local Development Company||Trail Photo Posts||1,937.69||2,422.12|
|WEST||Wild Kitchen||Wild Kitchen Seaweed Experience||7,465.00||14,930.00|
|WEST||Coiste Féile Traidphicnic||Coastal offerings @ féile traidphicnic 2018||1,000.00||1,325.00|
|WEST||Doonbeg Community Development Company Limited||Doonbeg Diving Compressor||4,344.00||5,430.00|
|WEST||Bád Tarrthála Charna agus na nOileán CLG||Carna Life Boat Training||2,554.00||3,180.00|
|WEST||Loop Head Tourism Ltd||Development of the tourism product on Loop Head peninsula which will have a positive effect on local community||3,920.00||4,900.00|
|WEST||Of the Earth Artworks||Educational workshops in glass making||1,743.54||4,358.85|
|WEST||Burren Smokehouse||The Story of Irish Salmon||20,690.00||41,380.00|
|WEST||Connemara Mussel Festival||Festival||2,000.00||2,500.00|
|WEST||Clare County Council||Camino Atlantico de Clare – East End & West End Kilkee||10,240.00||17,067.00|
|WEST||Doonbeg Community Development Company Limited||Doonbeg Harbour CCTV||1,850.00||2,313.00|
|WEST||Ionad Cuimhneacháin na nImirceach Teo||Installation system in the emigrants Commemorative Centre||3,905.60||4,882.00|
|WEST||Údarás na Gaeltachta||Bunú an eagraíocht Cósta Gaelach Chonamara||19,380.00||19,380.00|
|WEST||Celtic Sound||Celtic Sound Cultural Experience||18,800.00||47,000.00|
|WEST||Connemara Smokehouse||New Website||5,195.00||10,390.00|
|WEST||Clare Slow Food Festival 2018||Burren Slow Food Festival 2018||2,000.00||2,510.00|
|WEST||Killary Fjord Shellfish||Marine Tourism Project||9,890.96||19,781.91|
|WEST||Blath na Mara||Brand and product development||5,924.64||11,849.28|