Funding for 9 coastal community projects

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will receive €20,800

Nine coastal communities in County Clare are set to benefit from €119,073 investment. 

The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector and are awarded by Ireland’s seven Fisheries Local Action Groups.

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Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen said, “This is great news for coastal communities here in Clare and I am delighted so many wonderful local projects are set to benefit from this funding.

“Our local FLAG group is providing a great source of investment for seafood and marine projects in our coastal communities. More than 800 projects in seven coastal regions have benefitted from EMFF funding since the present FLAG scheme was launched in 2017.

“The Scheme continues to positively impact on coastal communities in Ireland, including our own here in Clare,” he said.

“The high number of successful projects funded this year reflects both the quality of the projects and the hard work of our local communities through the local FLAG Boards,”  added Minster Breen.

The Projects in Clare to receive funding under the current Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme are: 

Clare County Council for New Quay Pier Car Park Upgrade – 45,336 

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for Recording and Studying the population of Shannon Dolphins – 20,800

Dúchas na Sionne for The Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project – 22,208

Clare County Council for Querrin Pier Car Park & Adjoining areas upgrade – 15,000

Loophead Tourism Ltd for Development of Tourism Products – 3,920.

Slow Food Clare for Burren Slow Food Festival 2019 – 2,400

Burren Smokehouse for Heritage Centre – The Story of Irish Salmon – 3,075

Loophead Tourism Ltd for Mid-Summer Festival Nature & Heritage on the Loop Head Peninsula – 1,818

Scattery Island Tours for Marketing Campaign – 4,516



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