Over €200k in funding to transform Castlebar & Claremorris Market Square Outdoor Dining facilities – Dillon

  • 2 locations to be developed under the Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme
  • Permanent weatherproof structures to be developed in partnership with Mayo County Council.


Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has today welcomed over €200k funding for Castlebar and Claremorris.

Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021 and comprises two parts.  Today’s announcement relates to Part Two of the Scheme.

Deputy Dillon said “All Local Authorities were invited to apply to Fáilte Ireland for funding under Part Two – Local Authority Weatherproofing & Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme – to develop streets and public spaces to facilitate year-round weather-proofed outdoor dining in urban tourism centres. 2 locations are set to benefit under the Scheme with over €200k allocated to County Mayo.

  • Market Square, Castlebar (€98,725)
  • Market Square, Claremorris (€101,300)

Part One of the Scheme – Outdoor Seating and Accessories – supports individual hospitality businesses with grants of up to €4,000 for seating, tables and outdoor accessories.  Closing date for receipt of applications is September 30th 2021.

Deputy Dillon concluded “The implementation of the Local Authority Weatherproofing and Outdoor Dining Enhancement scheme will be hugely beneficial for Castlebar and Claremorris, enhancing infrastructure and allowing local hospitality businesses to adapt and develop their offering. Outdoor dining and hospitality will now be a year-round feature of our hospitality offering and businesses need to be supported to facilitate this. I warmly welcome the contribution of Fáilte Ireland, who are providing over €200 to two large town in County Mayo and congratulate Mayo County Council on their successful application and I look forward to seeing the work commence”