€8.2m Rural Regeneration Fund (RRDF) for Westport

Mayo Fine Gael TD, Alan Dillon has this morning welcomed funding of €8.2m under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) for Mayo.

“I am very pleased to learn that Westport has received substantial funding under the third RRDF call for Category 1 project proposals, one of the largest allocations across the country.

This funding announced will go towards Phase 1 of the Regeneration of the Sisters of Mercy Convent Site and Adjacent Lands in Westport Co Mayo.

This project funding will transform the former Sisters of Mercy Convent site and adjacent lands, creating an iconic and welcoming focal point that will include a new Public Library and Community Services Hub.

“The project will provide a range of key community facilities and services in a central location, including remote learning, enhancing the quality of life of the town’s residents, and improving the overall experience of visitors to the region,” said Deputy Dillon

“The Government recently launched Our Rural Future, the most ambitious and transformational policy for rural development in decades. Today we are putting that policy firmly into action and delivering major investment aimed at town center regeneration”.

This project is been led by Mayo County Council and want to acknowledge their dedication and hard work in submitting this successful application. I have been a constant advocate for programs like this and I have worked with the Council and communities across the county to get projects up and running that will enhance our communities.

We need to see projects being led by the Mayo County Council that will attract significant Government funding and as your local TD, I hope to be able to continue working on projects like this one. I will continue to work with the local authority to ensure we can attract significant Government funding and other Ministers including Heather Humphreys TD to get projects across the county prioritized.“


“I wanted to see a greater level of emphasis from Mayo County Council been placed on schemes like this one and will continue to encourage the local authority to bring forward initiatives and plans to revitalize many similar towns and villages the length and breadth of Mayo.” deputy Dillon concluded.