Funding of almost €6.5 million is being announced today for three major projects in Co Mayo, under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

The Mayo-based Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring will today announce a national package of €62 million in funding for 26 projects across the country.

In Mayo, over €2.6 million goes to Ballintubber Abbey, to develop a cultural and heritage centre in the east wing of the Abbey.

Over €1.9 million is being allocated for a 5km extension of the Great Western Greenway between Belclare and Murrisk, along the Clew Bay coastline,

and over €1.8 million is being allocated for the development of a major tourism hub in Eachléim in the north Mayo Gaeltacht.


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