Major funding for Mayo Gaeltacht

Major funding for Mayo Gaeltacht

Eachléim in Co. Mayo is celebrating a major funding announcement by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring. The €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, a key component of Project Ireland 2040, will provide a tourism hub on the Erris Peninsula in the north Mayo Gaeltacht.

This is a strong Gaeltacht area rich in tradition and culture and Eachléim will act as an orientation point for visitors to learn about the area’s cultural and natural heritage attractions such as Blacksod Lighthouse. The aim is to provide a tourism incubation space and support the development of craft enterprises.

The area has many attractions including extensive unspoilt beaches, with Mullach Rua and Elly boasting Blue Flag status, and a choice of sheltered crystal clear waters off the eastern shore, and a more exposed western shoreline which is ideally suited to wind surfing, canoeing and sailing.

For any businesses thinking of relocating to this amazing area Údarás na Gaeltachta can offer plenty of support with a range of incentives to start up, develop, expand or even diversify in a new direction.