€447,485 in CLÁR Funding for 11 Mayo Projects

Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon is delighted to confirm a total allocation of €447,485 in CLÁR funding approved for 11 essential projects across the region. These investments supported by his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys will play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for many Mayo’s rural communities.

Deputy Dillon said, “The CLÁR Programme in Mayo has been very beneficial and demonstrates that investment in rural communities can make a big difference to people who live in these communities”

For the first time, the CLÁR programme has extended its support to include improvements to spectator stands at local GAA and sports clubs. Deputy Dillon expressed his enthusiasm for this development, stating, “For the first time, the programme offers funding to carry out improvements at local GAA and sports clubs.”


He went on to applaud the government’s commitment to rural development, noting, “Last year, the Government launched its most ambitious rural development policy in decades, and ‘Our Rural Future’ is already having a big impact in communities up and down the country, including in Mayo.”

The Chairperson of the Fine Gael parliamentary party  emphasised the importance of these projects, stating, “These projects are hugely important to our local communities. It is important that as a Government, we continue to invest in Rural Ireland in as many ways as possible, and the Clár program is a fantastic way that we can continue to do this.”

Deputy Dillon added “I want to play tribute to all the successful projects and wish them well in their future endeavour ”.

The successful projects receiving funding are as follows:


  1. Ballyheane Football Club
    • Project: Provision of mobile 200 seater steel stand with canopy and integrated picnic area.
    • Cost: €47,115
  2. Hollymount Carramore GAA Club
    • Project: Refurbishment of stand and accessibility works including ramped access to dressing rooms.
    • Cost: €37,620
  3. Killala GAA
    • Project: Construction of a new carpark.
    • Cost: €50,000
  4. Manulla Sporting Club (Manulla FC)
    • Project: Resurfacing of car park at Manulla FC.
    • Cost: €50,000
  5. Charlestown Sarsfields GAA Club
    • Project: Community walkway upgrades.
    • Cost: €50,000
  6. Kilmeena GAA Club
    • Project: Re-surface the driveways, carparks, and walkways in and around the club.
    • Cost: €50,000
  7. Knockmore GAA
    • Project: Develop a community playground.
    • Cost: €49,950
  8. Cumann Liathróid Láimhe Thuar Mhic Éadaigh
    • Project: Fencing and gate to existing playing court, application of non-slip paint, installation of spectator/player seating and lighting.
    • Cost: €19,800
  9. Garrymore GAA Club
    • Project: Community centre upgrade.
    • Cost: €45,000
  10. Kilmore Community Sports Field
    • Project: Upgrading of current lighting system as well as upgrading goal posts and nets.
    • Cost: €38,000
  11. Crossmolina GAA
    • Project: Upgrade of car parking facility.
    • Cost: €50,000