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Páirc na Mara: Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers appointed to undertake the design and environmental assessments

Údarás na Gaeltachta can announce that Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers have been appointed to undertake the design and environmental assessments for the Páirc na Mara development in Conamara.

The development of Páirc na Mara, a state of the art, low carbon marine innovation park located in Cill Chiaráin in Conamara, is central to Údarás na Gaeltachta’s three year strategic plan. An expression of interest process undertaken in late 2017 resulted in 20 companies expressing interest in the future facilities that will be available at Páirc na Mara. In consultation with key strategic partners, plans will be formulated on a collaborative basis that will enable Údarás na Gaeltachta to develop a modern marine innovation park to drive the growth of the sector and enable economic and employment growth in the area. It is envisaged that the development of Páirc na Mara will be an important enabler for the development of the marine industry as a whole, not only in the Conamara Láir area but on a regional and national level also. The facility will encompass a variety of marine related activities, where productive sector enterprises, public bodies, state development agencies and the research community will work together to add value to their products and services and to maximise the development potential of the marine sector in the region.