Mayo communities receive €780k from Town and Village renewal scheme

Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has described the €780,000 investment announced today as a “significant development” for rural towns and villages in Mayo.

Seven towns and villages in Mayo are set to benefit from nearly €780,000 in funding under the Department of Community and Rural Development Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Deputy Dillon said: “This is fantastic news for the seven towns and villages in Mayo whose applications were successful. I wish to thank my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD and look forward to these projects being brought to fruition and to the benefits being felt by local communities.”

The Mayo communities to benefit are as follows:

Breaffy – €100,000: Establish a loop walk around the Breaffy Woods amenity

Cong – €100,000: Creation of a new public space in Cong Village

Killala – €200,000: Phase 3 Regeneration of Killala Town

Kiltimagh – €100,000: Stage 1 Development of Kiltimagh Amenity Park

Moygownagh – €80,000: Development of the Moygownagh Trails Initiative

Straide – €100,000: Village Improvements with emphasis on the Michael Davitt Museum

Westport – €100,000: Hazardous paving, orientation signage, and tree along the South Mall

According to Deputy Dillon “The 2020 scheme, in particular, supported projects and strategic interventions that placed a particular emphasis on the economic and social recovery of towns and villages in response to COVID-19. This included public realm projects to make towns and villages more accessible in the context of COVID-19 public health requirements, or supports for projects with a direct economic component”

“I wish to thank Mayo County Council for their efforts and co-operation in engaging with local communities to identify these projects and I urge them to ensure that this funding is put to good use without delay”.