Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (435)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

435. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the person or body conducting the circling the Great Western Lakes feasibility study; the anticipated completion date; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22883/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Great Western Lakes feasibility study referred to by the Deputy is funded under the Co-operation strand of the LEADER programme. The Co-operation strand supports Local Action Groups (LAGs) to come together to jointly deliver a LEADER project.

Funding of €9,750 was approved for the project in question, which is a joint project between the LAGs in counties Mayo and West Galway.

The feasibility study, undertaken by First Western Consulting, involved an investigation into the possibility of creating a scenic tourist driving route linked to the Wild Atlantic Way through counties Galway and Mayo.

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the feasibility study has now been completed and final report will be launched in the coming weeks.