Dillon welcomes funding of €516,110 for Additional Outdoor Infrastructure

– 11 projects in Mayo to benefit from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund;

– Funding ranging from €7,500 up to €100,000 across various projects around Mayo;

– Total of €516,100 awarded to Mayo County Council by the National Transport Authority.


Fine Gael Spokesperson on Tourism and Sport, Deputy Alan Dillon, has welcomed over half a million euro being allocated to Mayo under the Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund.  The projects benefit each of the Municipal Districts within Mayo County Council with funding ranging from €7,500 up to €100,000.  A total of €516,100 has been awarded to Mayo by the National Transport Authority.


Funding has been allocated to the below projects:

  1. Spencer Street in Castlebar, Public Realm Improvement – €100,000;
  2. Parklets for Westport, Louisburgh, Newport Belmullet and Other Villages – €80,000;
  3. Signage to encourage off-street parking in lieu of parking lost to Parklets – €10,000;
  4. Public Realm Safety Improvements in Westport Town Centre – €85,000;
  5. Pedestrianisation of Laneway in Ballyhaunis – €7,500;
  6. Pedestrian Protection measures in Ballyhaunis Square – €20,000;
  7. Bohola Road & Street Space Reallocation – first step in creating a village centre – €40,000;
  8. Seating and Benches, flowers planters and bins for each Municipal District – €90,000;
    • (€7K each for Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Swinford and Ballyhaunis)
    • (€3.5K each for Foxford, Kiltimagh, Charlestown and Knock)
    • (€3K each for Kilmaine, Cong, Bohola, Kilkelly, Ballindine, Irishtown and Shrule)
    • (€2.5K each for Hollymount, The Neale, Cross, Kilmovee, Tooreen, Bekan, Brickens, Mayo Abbey, Carracastle & Aughamore)
  9. Foxford Road & Street Space Reallocation – portion of Main Street to be redesigned – €43,610;
  10. Kilkelly – works to the Square and decluttering to make better use of public space – €25,000;
  11. Kiltimagh Square and Street Space Reallocation – €15,000.


Deputy Dillon said: “I wish to commend the officials at Mayo County Council for the quick turnaround on getting applications submitted for this funding which was only announced on the 26th April.  It represents an incredible effort by council officials to maximise the funding coming to Mayo under the €15 million fund and ensuring shovel ready projects can be commenced as soon as possible.”


Deputy Dillon concluded: “The funding for these 11 projects not only benefits Mayo’s larger towns but it filters all the way through to our smaller villages and communities.  The largest funding went to the public realm improvement for Spencer Street in Castlebar with €100,000 being allocated.  This will be a two-phase project so some of the works are only the first step in creating transformational public spaces which will allow for greater socialising and outdoor activities in an accelerated manner.”