Ministers welcome planning permission for development at Teach an Phiarsaigh

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D., and the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., have today (26 January 2015) welcomed the granting of full planning permission for the development of Cultúrlann Chonamara, a visitor centre adjacent to Teach an Phiarsaigh in Ros Muc, Co. Galway.

Minister Humphreys said:

“The granting of full planning permission by Galway County Council is a very significant step forward in advancing this important project. The visitor centre will highlight the linguistic, cultural and environmental resources of this Gaeltacht area and will provide a fitting tribute to Pádraig Pearse in Ros Muc.

The visitor centre at Teach an Phiarsaigh is one of seven major projects being developed as part of a €22 million capital investment, which will leave a permanent legacy from the 2016 commemorations. The other projects are the major new interpretive centre at the GPO, the upgrade of the military archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks, the refurbishment of Richmond Barracks, work on the Kevin Barry rooms at the National Concert Hall, a new visitor centre at Kilmainham Gaol and the development of the Tenement Museum.

I am delighted that planning permission has been approved by Galway County Council for Teach an Phiarsaigh.”

Minister of State McHugh said:

“The development of this flagship project is being led by Údarás na Gaeltachta as part of a steering group comprising Galway County Council, the Office of Public Works, Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. I look forward to seeing significant progress being made in 2015 with the aim that the project will be completed in time for Easter 2016.”


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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