€4m in funding for state-of-the-art community hub in Glenamaddy

€4m in funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund for the development of a state-of-the-art community facility was announced recently in Glenamaddy.

Galway Rural Development (GRD) announced this week that their application for Glenamaddy Community Area Development has been successful – €4m of funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will see the development of a state-of-the-art community facility.

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) saw €164m approved nationally to provide strategic capital funding for significant projects. The Glenamaddy application was one of those chosen to address deficits in facilities and to attract people back to live, work, and visit rural areas.

CEO of GRD Steve Dolan commented that it was “a red-letter day for GRD” (when the funding was announced).

“We’re delighted to lead this”, he explained, “but all the groundwork and heavy lifting has been done by Glenamaddy people themselves.

“This is a moment for the people of Glenamaddy who put the time and effort into this application – no one else – and they will be central to what is achieved at the new complex. In addition to PJ Fahy, Nigel Fahy and all the team, we would like to thank Patricia Keenan for her collaboration”.

Senior Manager Conor Carty added, “The aim of this development is to create a multi-use hub for community activities in the under-served town of Glenamaddy, and the scope of this project is the overarching socio-economic development of the hinterland.

“The project is diverse in providing remote working hubs, indoor physical recreation space; indoor social recreation opportunities; outdoor sensory space and community meeting facilities so that all ages, abilities, interests and backgrounds can find an outlet to engage in the local community”.

The Glenamaddy approval was one of three for Co Galway, with Galway County Council securing €6m toward revitalising Athenry town centre, and €3.6m being granted toward the transformation of Tuam Town Hall into a community, enterprise, and arts facility.