The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta held a meeting in Na Forbacha on Friday 26th January 2007. The following projects were approved at the meeting:
Óstán Loch Altan, Gort a’Choirce, Co. Donegal
A support package was approved to develop a leisure centre and swimming-pool at Óstán Loch Altan, Gort a’Choirce, Co. Donegal.
An Meitheal Acmhainní, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway
Additional funds were approved to enable Meitheal Acmhainní, Spórt agus Cultúrtha na Ceathrún Rua to put the finishing touches to the initial stages of a project aimed at developing various educational, cultural and sporting facilities on a site at An Cheathrú Rua.
Muintearas na nOileán Teoranta, Tír an Fhia, Co. Galway
A training grant of €530,000 was approved for Muintearas na nOileán Teoranta to facilitate a supporting training and education research support programme in various Gaeltacht locations during the year.
Óstán Smerbhic, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry
A capital grant was approved to develop a conference centre at Óstán Smerbhic in Gallarus, Baile an Fhéirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry.
Donal Mc Monagail agus a Mhic Teo., Co. Donegal
A capital grant was approved for Donal Mc Monagail & a Mhic Teo. to aid the company in the production of new products at Alt Cloch, Mín an Aoire, Co. Donegal. Employment will increase as a result.
A-Truss Ltd., Ráth Chairn, Co. Meath
A support package was approved for A-Truss Ltd. to develop a timber-frame housing business on the company’s production site in Ráth Chairn. It is estimated that 45 new jobs will be created when development is complete.
Mara Beo, An Daingean, Co. Kerry
A feasability study grant was approved to Mara Beo Teo. to enable the company to assess the commercial possibilities of breeding and feeding tropical fish and selling them nationally.
Celtic Catalysts, Baile Bhuirne, Co. Cork
An assistance package was approved for Celtic Catalysts to establish and develop a laboratory as well as products and services for the pharmaceutical industry in Baile Bhuirne. The company which is currently situated on Dublin City University’s campus is in the process of researching and developing pharmaceutical products. The company is now equipped to provide products and services for the pharmaceutical market from their own independent premises. It is hoped that 32 people will be employed when the company is fully operational.
Páirc Ghnó an Daingin – Phase II
A provision of €3.4m was approved to develop enterprise space of 1,197 m2 at Páirc Ghnó an Daingin, Baile an Mhuilinn, An Daingean, Co. Kerry. It is intended to develop high standard business infrastructure and facilities on the site to cater to the developmental and business needs of the area.