Údarás na Gaeltachta approves funding for the development of a visitors’ centre at Teach an Phiarsaigh (Pearse’s Cottage)

9 February, 2015

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At its meeting in Na Forbacha, Co. Galway last week (29 January), the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta approved a capital provision of €1 million towards the costs of developing a visitor centre on a site adjacent to Teach an Phiarsaigh (Pearse’s Cottage). The Government earlier approved funding of €2 million to the project from its 1916 Commemoration Fund.

Steve Ó Cúláin, Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, said “We are delighted that the project is coming to fruition and this decision from An tÚdarás shows our goodwill towards the project and the local area, and demonstrates the appreciation for An Piarsach’s heritage. There is still plenty of work to be done before breaking ground but this is a big step forward.”