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Connacht/Laighean region committee

A meeting of the Connacht/Laighean Region Committee was held in the Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy, Co. Meath on 22 June 2007. The committee met with representatives from Comharchumann Ráth Cairn and Comhlacht Forbartha Bhaile Ghib and the following was discussed:

  • The progression of plans to extend the Enterprise centre in Ráth Cairn
  • Recommendations of the co-operative in relation to the development of their headquarters
  • The inadequacy of broadband service in the area
  • Sailing-boat project
  • Pre-school facilities in Baile Ghib
  • The development of tourism projects in Baile Ghib/Ráth Cairn
  • A site for the development of a playground in Baile Ghib
  • A total of sixteen projects were discussed at the meeting of the regional committee, which included:

  • A Research and Development project in Ros an Mhíl aimed at producing products made from salmon skin.
  • The setting up of a cultural centre in the Protestant church in An Fháirche by Ionad Cultúir agus Dearadh an Fháirche Teo.
  • Ceol Nua Stiúideo Teo. to record and produce music in An Spidéal
  • A partnership project between Údarás na Gaeltachta, Mayo County Council and business people in Béal an Mhuirthead to develop shop fronts using the Irish language

The next committee meeting will be held in Inis Oírr on 31 July 2007.