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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail)
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594. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications for funding under a scheme (details supplied) by county; the amounts that have been approved in respect of these projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9295/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The first call for applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund closed at the end of September. €1 billion is committed to the fund over a 10 year period to support rural economic development and help build strong communities. €315 million is allocated to the fund for 2019-2022.

There was an excellent response from all across the country, with 280 applications received. Some126 applications related to Category 1, "shovel ready" projects while 154 related to Category 2 projects - those which needed development funding to become potential Category 1 applications in future calls for applications.

Table 1 below sets out the number of applications received by Category and County.

In November 2018, I announced the first set of 18 successful Category 1 projects, providing €24.4 million in funding for projects with an overall value of €34.6 million. In February 2019, I announced another 20 successful Category 1 projects and 46 Category 2 projects which will benefit from support from the fund of €62 million, with a total project value of €83 million. Overall, this first call from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will provide €86 million in support for projects worth €117 million.

Lists of the successful projects under Category 1 and Category 2, broken down by county and the amount of funding approved for each project, are set out in Tables 2 and 3.

Table 1: Breakdown of applications received by Category and County

CountiesCategory 1 Applications per CountyCategory 2 Applications per CountyOverall Applications per County
Multiple Locations549

Table 2. List of Successful Category 1 Projects

CountyLead ApplicantLocationTotal RRDF Funding
Carlow Carlow County CouncilBorris €654,820
CavanCavan County Council Cootehill€867,174
ClareClare County CouncilKilrush€1,720,000
ClareClare County CouncilLoop Head Lighthouse€868,500
ClareClare County CouncilLahinch€2,860,000
ClareClare County CouncilEnnistymon€1,023,300
Clare; Donegal; Galway; Kerry; Mayo; WicklowDepartment of Culture, Heritage and the GaeltachtNational Parks (multiple)€3,915,000
CorkIRD Duhallow CLGBanteer€1,128,000
Cork Cork County CouncilKinsale€2,175,000
DonegalDonegal County CouncilSwan Park, Buncrana€1,728,042
DonegalUdaras na GaeltachtaDoiri Beaga€1,500,000
Donegal/Sligo/Mayo/RoscommonWestern Development CommissionMultiple€644,734
GalwayGalway County CouncilAthenry€3,554,000
GalwayWestern Development CommissionTullycross, Renvyle€1,728,000
GalwayÚdarás na GaeltachtaAn Spidéal €548,887
Kerry Kerry County CouncilValentia Island €1,270,000
KildareKildare County CouncilEmily Square, Athy€2,707,500
KilkennyKilkenny County CouncilThomastown€2,080,486
KilkennyKilkenny County Council Callan Town €561,750
LaoisOffice of Public WorksEmo, Emo Court€1,200,000
LimerickLimerick City and County CouncilAbbeyfeale, Newcastlewest, Rathkeale, Ardagh€2,724,657
LimerickBallyhoura Development CLG Glenbrohane€626,369
LimerickBallyhoura Development CLGMurroe€3,816,450
Limerick, Cork, Sligo, Dublin,Wicklow, Offaly, LaoisCoillte Ballyhoura, Coolaney, Ticknock/Ballinastoe/ Slieve Blooms€10,262,900
LongfordLongford County CouncilEdgeworthstown€1,269,019
LongfordLongford County CouncilGranard€2,872,434
LouthLouth County CouncilArdee Castle€2,147,000
MayoMayo County CouncilBallinrobe€825,000
MayoSligo LEADER Partnership CLGClaremorris€2,100,000
MayoÚdarás na GaeltachtaBéal a' Mhuirthead€795,062
Monaghan Monaghan County CouncilCastleblaney€2,138,560
RoscommonRoscommon Integrated Development Company LtdBallaghdarreen€1,656,750
RoscommonRoscommon County CouncilBoyle Town €1,705,705
RoscommonRoscommon County CouncilCastlerea€1,545,000
SligoSligo County CouncilYeats Trail€500,000
SligoSligo County CouncilStrandhill€615,752
TipperaryTipperary County CouncilTipperary Town€600,000
Wexford TEAGASCJohnstown Castle€658,696

Table 3. List of Successful Category 2 Projects

CountyLead ApplicantLocationRRDF Funding
CavanCavan County CouncilBallyjamesduff€90,000
CavanCavan County CouncilCootehill€56,000
ClareClare County Council Doolin€465,571
ClareClare County Council Inis Cealtra€920,500
Clare/KerryFáilte IrelandMultiple€666,300
CorkCork County CouncilCork County€206,168
CorkOPWAnnes Grove€375,000
CorkCork County CouncilBallydesmond €56,250
CorkUdaras na GaeltachtaBaile Bhuirne/Colaiste Iosagain€180,000
Cork Avondhu Blackwater partnership CLGRathormac€122,025
DonegalLetterkenny Institute of Technology Killybegs€293,436
Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, WicklowDepartment of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht - NPWSDonegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Wicklow€1,466,250
GalwayGalway County CouncilKinvara €124,781
GalwayGalway County CouncilDunmore€960,909
GalwayGalway County CouncilTuam€175,000
KerryUdaras na GaeltachtaBaile na Fheirtéaraigh€292,500
KerryUdaras na GaeltachtaDingle Workhouse€415,000
KerryKerry County CouncilKenmare €275,000
KerryÚdarás na GaeltachtaGaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh/Iveragh Taskforce€174,352
KildareKildare County CouncilAthy€80,000
KildareKildare County CouncilMonasterevin€78,000
KilkennyKilkenny LEADER PartnershipKilkenny€60,000
LeitrimLeitrim County CouncilMohill €37,500
Limerick Limerick City and County CouncilNewcastle West €330,000
LouthLouth County CouncilArdee €526,744
MayoMayo County CouncilMulti Location€75,000
MayoMayo County CouncilWestport and Cong€56,000
Mayo, GalwayGeological Survey IrelandMulti Location€969,387
MeathMeath County CouncilKells€210,000
MeathMeath County CouncilBoyne Navigation and Greenway €845,250
MeathMeath County CouncilEnfield€726,000
MeathOPWTrim €262,500
MonaghanWaterways Ireland State Agency€325,000
MonaghanMonaghan County CouncilClones€377,250
MonaghanMonaghan County CouncilBallybay€410,400
MonaghanMonaghan County CouncilCarrickmacross€632,000
OffalyOffaly County CouncilEdenderry€75,000
RoscommonRoscommon Integrated Development Company LtdBallaghdarreen€20,250
SligoSligo County CouncilEnniscrone€131,250
WaterfordWaterford Leader PartnershipBlackwater Valley €128,842
WestmeathWestmeath County CouncilKinnegad€600,000
WexfordWexford County Council Gorey€95,224
WexfordWexford County CouncilFerrycarraig and the Hook Peninsuala €1,087,340
WexfordWexford County CouncilNew Ross€328,407
WexfordWexford County CouncilGorey €429,145


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