The Great Western Lakes feasibility study referred to by the Deputy was funded under the co-operation strand of the LEADER Programme.
The study was a pre-development phase project which precedes the full co-operation project. It allows local action groups, project promoters and other contributors to investigate the merit and potential to develop concrete actions that could form a full co-operation project.
Funding of €9,750 was approved for the project in question.
The feasibility study involved the investigation into the possibility of creating a scenic driving route linked to the Wild Atlantic Way, and taking in Lough Mask and Lough Corrib.
The study has been completed and was launched in June of this year. It is now open to the project promoters to decide what course of action they wish to take following the completion of the study.
I am arranging for a copy of the feasibility study to be forwarded to the Deputy's office.