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Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Bekan, will receive €40,000 to extend a walkway under CLÁR funding. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

€381,616 of funding to develop community facilities and amenities in Mayo has been announced.

Mayo TD Michael Ring has today welcomed the announcement of funding for organisations in Mayo, under the Clár Programme – Measure 1: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities.

It will be used to develop infrastructure for the benefit of the community generally.  The funding supports small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas .

The funding for organisations in Mayo is as follows:

Organisation Project Description Funding
Balla GAA Construct a new car park and associated works adjacent to the GAA pitches and other local public amenities €50,000
Connacht GAA Extension of a walkway at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence €40,000
Knockmore GAA Club To provide a suitable, lined, level surface with associated drainage and kerbing to car park €50,000
Ballyvary Central NS New community car park adjacent to the community sports facilities, loop walks and school/community hall €50,000
Down Syndrome Ireland West Regional Centre Fully accessible playground €50,000
Belmullet Swimming Pool Resurfacing the structure walls and base to fix the leaks caused by tidal abrasion €45,000
Ballintubber GAA New carpark and associated works adjacent to Community Resource Centre and other local public amenities €50,000
Mulranny Tiernaur Amenity Centre Upgrade of both Handball Alley and car park and new heating system in the Amenity Centre €46,616


CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. The funding works in conjunction with local/agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities.

“I am delighted that these organisations are supported by this funding announcement and I am sure that the funding will go a long way in terms of enhancing the amenities at these localities,” Deputy Ring said.

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