Limerick TD and Local Minister Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the allocation of €1,500,000 from Minister Heather Humphreys TD under the Rural Regeneration Fund for the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is one of twenty-four projects in the country that will share in €75million nationally under the Government investment.
“This is wonderful news for Foynes. I know that the Museum will now be in a position to deliver the planned extension that will celebrate the life of Maureen O’Hara which will be a huge addition to the offering of the centre which is on the Wild Atlantic Way here in Co. Limerick. This is a very ambitious project which I know has the backing of Limerick City and County Council, Fáilte Ireland and the wider tourism and hospitality industry in the Mid-West, who will also welcome this massive investment into the sector here in Co. Limerick.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that this was the latest announcement in a series of funding allocations that the Government has made for small towns and villages in Co. Limerick to revitalise them under the plan to enhance our rural communities, and there will be more.
“Over the recent past towns across the county have benefitted from various different schemes. We have seen injections of money into towns from; Town and Village Renewal Funding, CLÁR, Village Enhancement, Enterprise Funding, Sports Capital, LEADER and other sources. This has meant that towns across the County have benefitted and I know that there will be opportunities again shortly for more funding for investment into our small towns and villages.”
“COVID has shown us the importance of maintaining our communities and keeping investment opportunities to them. I’ve already been working with the Council locally to see how what opportunities there may be for towns and villages in Limerick post-COVID and how we prepare and how we approach Government Departments to get the maximum funding for Limerick.”
“Today its good news for Foynes, I want to congratulate everyone there. It’s an enormous allocation. I’ve worked closely with them over many years, and I look forward to working with them again as they deliver this very ambitious extension which will enhance the tourism offering of Foynes and Limerick into the future.