31/03/17

Public Consultation – Future of Airstrips and Surrounding Sites at Cloon & Laghtanabba near Cleggan and on Inishbofin, County Galway

The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to the future use of airstrips and surrounding sites in the ownership of the Department in the townlands of Cloon and Laghtanabba near Cleggan, County Galway and in the townland of Middlequarter, Inishbofin, County Galway.

In 2013, the Department took a decision to dispose of the aforementioned sites.  The method and timescale for this disposal was not set out at the time.  The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of individuals/groups/organisations in both the public and private sector as to the future possible use of the airstrips and surrounding sites.  Those wishing to make a submission should note that it must include a proposal for provision of air services at both sites.  The views received will inform the Department’s deliberations in relation to disposal of the sites.

Further information in relation to the sites is available from the Department by emailing the address below.

Submissions should be marked “Airstrips and Surrounding Sites Consultation” and be submitted by post to:

Islands Division,
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs,
Na Forbacha,
Galway,
H91 KX39

Or alternatively by email to: Site_Consultation@ahg.gov.ie

Closing date for receipt of submissions is 19 May 2017.

Please note that all submissions received by the Department will be published on its website.  In addition, the Department is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and therefore has to consider any request made to it under that Act.

If you consider that any part of your submission would be subject to any of the statutory exclusions under the Act please so indicate in your submission, specifying under which exemption you believe the content should be excluded.

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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