25/08/17

Minister of State McHugh sanctions €466,000 for the construction of a new community centre in An Fál Carrach, Co. Donegal

Joe McHugh T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands announced today (Friday) that he has sanctioned a grant of up to €466,000 for Coiste Forbartha an Fháil Charraigh, Co. Donegal to help them build a new community centre.

Announcing the grant, the Minister of State said: “I am very pleased to provide this grant so that a new community centre can be supplied to the people of An Fál Carrach. I congratulate the committee on the great work they have done over a number of years to secure the provision of this facility for the local community. The development of community facilities like this gives practical support to the efforts of the Gaeltacht community to safeguard the Irish language for the next generation. The implementation of the language planning process, which will begin shortly in this area, means that a facility like this will be even more important.”

“I am aware that the focus remains on major flooding issues today but it was important that this project was given the go-ahead today to allow the tendering process to be completed on time”.

This grant is being sanctioned under the action area: The Gaeltacht as part of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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