Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (435)

Catherine Connolly


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.