€1 million in REDZ funding for north west

More than one million euro has been announced for projects in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.

The money is coming under the so-called REDZ scheme, which stands for Rural Economic Development Zones.

€48,000 is to go to The Gables in Ballyshannon, for improvement of tourism facilities.

Tubbercurry Enterprise Centre is to get €100,000 while Ballinamore in Co Leitrim will also get €100,000 for the development of an angling centre.

€200,000 will go to the Ox Mountains Biking Centre and Wild Nephin Wilderness in County Sligo.

Carrick on Shannon will gret €200,000 to develop a Taste Leitrim Food Tourism and Enterprise Zone.

The biggest allocation, €400,000, will go to Ireland West Airport Knock for a new discovery centre for Sligo at the airport and for regional branding.

Speaking to Ocean FM News in Sligo, the Minister for Regional and Rural Affairs Heather Humphreys explained what’s at the heart of the REDZ scheme: