Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (101)

Denis Naughten


101. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Taoiseach the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; and if it has been drawn down in each case. [12517/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

In 2016, the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund (LDEF) provided assistance to local and community projects and initiatives throughout Ireland which were focused on developing strong diaspora links within the community. The fund was administered by the Department of the Taoiseach.

Funding provided and drawn down under the LDEF in County Galway in 2016 was as follows:






Áras Éanna Arts Centre

Reproducing Culture & Heritage Exhibitions



Galway Civic Trust

The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project



Larry Reynolds Irish Music, Heritage & Culture Group

Irish Music, Heritage & Culture weekend



Loughrea Medieval Festival

Loughrea Medieval Festival 2016



Moycullen Historical Society

Historic Homes & Graves Training



Muintearas Teo Galway

Cuairt Scoile Catholic Memorial



Omey Parishes

Historic Graves Training



Woodlawn Heritage Group

Woodlawn Diaspora Project


In addition to these projects, Galway County Council received €10,000 in 2016 under the Local Diaspora Strategy Development Fund (LDSDF) which made up to €10,000 available for each Local Authority to invest in developing strategies for diaspora engagement at local and community level.

Diaspora funding was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2017, and there has been no other funding schemes in operation in my Department in the years in question.