Mayo Water Projects Funded in 2022

Some 15 projects in Mayo were approved for funding under the Community Water Development Fund of LAWPRO. The total grants offered amounted to these Mayo groups came to over €41,000. The Mayo projects are listed below. Mayo groups submitted a long list of projects – the longest list from any county. The full list of 182 nationwide projects to a total value of €510,000 is available on the LAWPRO website. There are plenty of project ideas here – download the full list as a pdf.

The Mayo Projects:

ApplicantProject TitleGrant Offered
Lough Carra Catchment AssociationLough Carra’s waterlife (aquatic/terrestrial form), ecologist guided, hands-on lakeshore experience for local schools and community.€4,000.00
Decarbonise Westport & Westport Tidy TownsSeagrass Survey Project at Clew Bay.€2,000.00
Mulranny Environmental GroupBunahowna River Nature Corridor – site assessment by an ecologist.€500.00
Baile slachtmhar Beal an Mhuirthead / Belmullet Tidy TownsWater walk / Slí Uisce – storyboard, planting, walkway markers.€1,420.00
Belcarra Tidy TownsCreating a Blue Dot Way between the Belcarra Riverside Walk and Walshpool Lake.€1,000.00
Glencorrib & Cross AnglersBallynalty river Riparian zone protection – planting.€1,450.00
River Moy TrustPollagh River fencing project.€5,500.00
Bonniconlon Village Enhancement and Tidy TownsStream improvement for biodiversity reasons in our community – removal of conifers from along a stream to be replaced by native pollinator friendly planting.€3,000.00
Bohola Community Park CommitteePond creation for Bohola Community Biodiversity Park.€5,000.00
Mayo Gaels GAA ClubMayo Abbey stormwater management and Wetland development.€4,200.00
River Moy Search and Rescue Ballina CLGEnhancement of Enormous Tufa Habitat / Clearance of Scrub.€4,603.00
Ballyhaunis Community Council ClgAnnagh/Cartron Basin Habitat: Feasibility study incorporating a habitat management plan to assess rehabilitation of the lake .€2,096.00
Castlebar Tidy TownsBee Way: Educate, Protect, Restore the Flora and Fauna on the Lough Lannagh – Turlough Greenway. Completion of Ecological Survey.€4,413.24
Lough Carra Catchment AssociationRestoration of Ballintubber Waterbody Riverbank via fencing and installation of cattle water drinkers.€2,000.00
Straide Community Development Group (SCDG)Straide Spring Wells – water testing.€500.00
Mayo Projects funded under the Community Water Development Fund in 2022

Types of projects approved for funding include:

– River and habitat enhancement works such as planting of native species and hedgerow, pollinator friendly planting, river-bank stabilisation, fencing and riparian buffer zones.
– Match funding for large LEADER funded projects with a biodiversity/water quality element.
– Preparation of local plans such as feasibility studies, habitat management plans, ecological surveys, and biodiversity action plans.
– Awareness raising initiatives such as river clean ups, biodiversity information boards, citizen science workshops, outdoor classrooms, rainwater harvesting, and enhancement of wetlands.