Important Notice Regarding Right of Way

If you access your property by using a right of way over another person’s land you need to make sure that that right of way is registered with the Property Registration Authority (PRA).

The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 originally provided that farmers had to go to court to register existing rights of way before 30th November 2012 or they could lose their right of way.  The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 extended the deadline for registration until the 30th November 2021.

Please click here to see how you can register your right of way.

 

Post Lán-Aimseartha Riarthóir (Saoire Máithreachais)

Tá post lán-aimseartha (Saoire Máithreachais) mar Riarthóir á thairiscint ag Comhar na nOileán CTR. Beidh an té a cheapfar lonnaithe in san oifig in Inis Oírr, Oileáin Árann, Co. na Gaillimhe. Is 9.00 r.n. go 5.00 i.n. na huaireanta oibre.

Tá solúbthacht maidir leis an dáta tosaithe:

Mí Lúnasa/Tús Mí M’Fómhair.

Beidh tuiscint ar shaol na tuaithe, agus ar shaol na n-oileán riachtanach. Beidh Gaeilge labhartha agus scríofa riachtanach, chomh maith le taithí ar obair oifige. Beidh scileanna ríomhaireachta ag teastáil chomh maith le cumas maith eagrúchána.

Fiosrúcháin tríd an bhfón 099 75096 nó ríomhphost.

Is é 5pm 11ú Lúnasa 2017 an sprioc dáta d’iarratais. Seol isteach CV ag an oifig nó ag fios@oileain.ie

Is fostóir comhionannais é Comhar na nOileán CTR

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities – Playgrounds:  18 April 2017 – 12 May 2017

LEADER closed call for Sub Theme 2: Social Inclusion.

Introduction: 

Mayo Local Action Group for LEADER invites Expression of interest of (EOI) under Objective 5 of the Local Development Strategy to support the development of community facilities for targeted services for hard to reach communities. The sub-theme focuses on improving access to basic services for people living in rural and remote areas and groups who are at risk of social exclusion. Funding under this call will be allocated to projects that support capital investment for the development and enhancement of playgrounds

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • The areas of the greatest need or social disadvantage
  • A balanced approach in terms of geography and location
  • Projects must be economically, financially and socially viable

Overall budget:                           € 422,247.00                     

What can be funded?                   

  • Development of a new playground facility.
  • Upgrading and or extension of an existing facility.

What can’t be funded?                

  • Projects with other sources of available funding.
  • Work that fall under the remit of Mayo County Council.
  • Projects that could displace existing facilities.
  • Projects that do not display a capacity to meet future running costs for the maintenance of the facility and provide adequate public liability insurance.

Who can be funded?                    

Community & voluntary groups and organisations.                                                

Standards           

There are two Standards that proposed multi use playground facilities must adhere to namely, I.S. EN1176 and I.S. EN1177.

I.S. EN1176

  • General safety requirements and test methods
  • Additional specific requirements and test methods for swings
  • Additional specific requirements and test methods for slides
  • Additional specific requirements and test methods for runways
  • Additional specific requirements and test methods for carousels
  • Additional specific requirements and test methods for rocking Equipment
  • Installation, inspection, maintenance and operation

I.S. EN 1177

  • This standard relates to Impact absorbing playground surfacing – safety requirements and test methods

Levels of funding:                                          

Application Type Grant Rate Maximum Funding
Community 75% €75,000.00
Islands Community 75% €93,750.00
Community* 90% €75,000.00

*Higher maximum rates of aid may be applied for community body or applicant up to 90% if the applicant can show that they suffer from significant deprivation and social exclusion [Promoters applying for this level of funding must provide evidence that the project is located in an area of significant social and economic deprivation The use of this aid rate will be carefully monitored and the interpretation of this sub-theme will be strictly applied].

Application process:                      There is a two stage process:

Stage 1: Complete the “Expression of Interest” form to determine if your proposal meets the objectives of the County Mayo Local Development Strategy and complies with the LEADER Programme Operating Rules.

Stage 2: Applications that are successful at Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application with the required supporting documentation. Invitation to application stage does not mean that you will be awarded grant aid as it is a competitive process with limited funding.

Assessment Criteria Weighting
1 Compatibility with Local Development Strategy 20
2 Promoter Capacity 10
3 Financial Viability/Sustainability 15
4 Need and requirement for project 15
5 Innovative, environment and & climate change elements 10
6 Social/Cultural/Economic/ Environmental Impacts 20
7 Priority Area/Area of Disadvantage 10
Total Score 100
Note: A score of 65 is required to progress the project to approval stage. 1-6 must score 50% under each individual assessment criteria.

Proposed timeline:

Application process

EOI Stage 1                        

Playgrounds call opens on 18 April 2017.

Closing date for EOIs 12 May 2017.

EOI applicants informed of outcomes by the 17 May 2017.

Application Form Stage 2            

Closing date for application form 15 September 2017.

Who do I contact?   On the Mayo Islands?

Company Name Email Phone
Comhar na nOiléan CTR mary@oileain.ie

fios@oileain.ie

095 45016

099 75096

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Rural Youth (aged 15-35):  18 April 2017 – 12 May 2017

LEADER closed call for Sub Theme 2: Social Inclusion.

Introduction: 

Mayo Local Action Group for LEADER invites Expression of interest of (EOI) under Objective 6 of the Local Development Strategy to support strategic interventions to provide services and facilities for young people. The sub-theme which is the basis of this targeted call is for project proposals, focuses on the capital investment in youth clubs/cafes and arts.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • address mental health issues (stress, peer pressure and substance misuse);
  • illustrate the need for sustainable and adequately resourced youth facilities;
  • help combat racism and the exclusion of young people from decision making;
  • improve life chances for young people in rural areas by developing and facilitating access to economic, community and personal development opportunities and by building social capital;
  • provides access to safe spaces for young people to socialise, find support and/or get involved in community, arts, entrepreneurial and personal development activities;
  • enable the provision of youth clubs/cafés; improved access to ICT and arts-based projects;
  • facilitate the involvement of young people in the design, development and management of youth services and facilities
  • are in areas of the greatest need or social disadvantage;
  • provide for a balanced approach in terms of geography and location; and
  • are economically, financially and socially viable.

Overall budget:                           € 182,694.00                      

What can be funded?                   

  • Development of a new youth facility.
  • Upgrading and or extension of an existing facility (examples include youth clubs/cafés; improved access to ICT and arts-based projects).

What can’t be funded?                

  • Projects with other sources of available funding.
  • Projects that could displace existing facilities.
  • Projects that do not display a capacity to meet future running costs for maintenance of the facility and adequate public liability insurance.
  • Recreational activities and sports facilities such as skating parks MUGA’s etc.

Who can be funded?                    

Community & voluntary groups and organisations.                                                

Levels of funding:                                          

Application Type Grant Rate Maximum Funding
Community 75% €50,000.00
Islands Community 75% €62,500.00
Community* 90% €50,000.00

*Higher maximum rates of aid may be applied for community body or applicant up to 90% if the applicant can show that they suffer from significant deprivation and social exclusion [Promoters applying for this level of funding must provide evidence that the project is located in an area of significant social and economic deprivation The use of this aid rate will be carefully monitored and the interpretation of this sub-theme will be strictly applied].

Application process:                      There is a two stage process:

Stage 1: Complete the “Expression of Interest” form to determine if your proposal meets the objectives of the County Mayo Local Development Strategy and complies with the LEADER Programme Operating Rules.

Stage 2: Applications that are successful at Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application with the required supporting documentation. Invitation to application stage does not mean that you will be awarded grant aid as it is a competitive process with limited funding.

Assessment Criteria Weighting
1 Compatibility with Local Development Strategy 20
2 Promoter Capacity 10
3 Financial Viability/Sustainability 15
4 Need and requirement for project 15
5 Innovative, environment and & climate change elements 10
6 Social/Cultural/Economic/ Environmental Impacts 20
7 Priority Area/Area of Disadvantage 10
Total Score 100
Note: A score of 65 is required to progress the project to approval stage. 1-6 must score 50% under each individual assessment criteria.

Proposed timeline:

Application process

EOI Stage 1                        

Rural Youth Facilities call opens on 18 April 2017.

Closing date for EOIs 12 May 2017.

EOI applicants informed of outcomes by the 17 May 2017.

Application Form Stage 2            

Closing date for application form 15 September 2017.

Who do I contact?   On the Mayo Islands?

Company Name Email Phone
Comhar na nOiléan CTR mary@oileain.ie

fios@oileain.ie

095 45016

099 75096

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Rural Towns: closing date 31 March 2017

LEADER closed call for Sub Theme 1: Rural Towns.

Introduction: 

Mayo Local Action Group for LEADER invites Expression of interest of (EOI) under Objective 3 of the Local Development Strategy to support the regeneration of Rural Towns in County Mayo.

Funding under this call will be allocated to projects that support the enhancement of rural towns and contribute to making them a more attractive place to live, recreate and do business.

Attracting people and investment to town centres is key to the sustainability of rural areas. There are opportunities through LEADER to exploit our recovering economy to secure the regeneration of our towns and villages.                         

Overall budget:                           €276,520.00                       

What can be funded?                   

  1. Streetscape enhancement.
  2. Tidy Town initiatives.
  3. Maintenance/Restoration/Upgrade of built environment in town & villages.
  4. Development of recreational spaces (excluding playgrounds).

What can’t be funded?                

Projects with other sources of available funding.

Work that fall under the remit of Mayo County Council.

Who can be funded?                    

Community & voluntary groups and organisations in rural towns and villages.  Group of private sector interests but not considered secondary economic beneficiaries.                                                 

Levels of funding:                                          

Application Type Grant Rate Maximum Funding
Private 50% €20,000
Community 75% €20,000

Application process:                      There is a two stage process:

Stage 1: Complete the “Expression of Interest” form to determine if your proposal meets the objectives of the County Mayo Local Development Strategy and complies with the LEADER Programme guidelines.

Stage 2: Applications that are successful at Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application with the required supporting documentation. Invitation to application stage does not mean that you will be awarded grant aid as it is a competitive process with limited funding.

Assessment Criteria Weighting
1 Compatibility with Local Development Strategy 20
2 Promoter Capacity 10
3 Financial Viability/Sustainability 15
4 Need and requirement for project 15
5 Innovative, environment and & climate change elements 10
6 Social/Cultural/Economic/ Environmental Impacts 20
7 Priority Area/Area of Disadvantage 10
Total Score 100
Note: A score of 65 is required to progress the project to approval stage. 1-6 must score 50% under each individual assessment criteria.

Proposed timeline:

Application process

EOI Stage 1                        

Rural Towns call opens on 16 February 2017

Closing date for EOI 31 March 2017

EOI applicants informed of outcomes

Application Form Stage 2            

Closing date for application form 31 July 2017

Evaluation Committee Assessment

Pobal article 48 checks and LAG decision

Contracts issued to Successful Applicants

Who do I contact?   On the Mayo Islands?

Company Name Email Phone
Comhar na nOiléan CTR fios@oileain.ie 099 750 96

Post Oifigeach Tograí in Iarthar Chorcaigh (21 uair) / Project Officer Job in West Cork (21 hours)

Tá post pháirt-aimseartha (21 uair sa tseachtain) mar Oifigeach Tograí/Tionscadail ar an gClár LEADER in Iarthar Chorcaigh á thairiscint ag Comhar na nOileán CTR. Beidh an té a cheapfar lonnaithe in Iarthar Chorcaigh agus is 9.00 r.n. go 5.00 i.n. na huaireanta oibre.

Beidh tuiscint ar shaol na tuaithe, agus ar shaol na n-oileán riachtanach freisin. Beidh Gaeilge labhartha agus scríofa usáideach don phost, chomh maith le taithí ag obair ar an gClár Forbartha Tuaithe (LEADER) agus le tionscnaimh Cuimsithe Sóisialta.

Fiosrúcháin trí ríomhphost amháin.

Is é 5pm 3ú Márta 2017 an sprioc dáta d’iarratais. Chun eolas ar dhualgaisí an Phost, a fháil cuir ríomhphost ag fios@oileain.ie roimh an 28ú Feabhra 2017.

Is fostóir comhionannais é Comhar na nOileán CTR

 

Comhar na nOileán CTR, is looking for a part-time Project Officer (21 hours per week) to work on the LEADER Programme in West Cork. The position will be based in the West Cork Area and the working hours will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of rural & island communities, fluency in Irish desirable and have experience of working on the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), and on Social Inclusion initiatives.

Enquires by email only.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 3rd March 2017. For a job description pack please contact fios@oileain.ie before 28th February 2017.

Comhar na nOileán CTR is an equal opportunities employer.

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Tourism Accommodation & Ancillary Services: closing date 24th February 2017

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Tourism Accommodation & Ancillary Services – Closing date 24th February 2017

Estimated Accommodation Funding Call Timeline:

January 30th   

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February:

Letter to existing accommodation EOIs Re: Funding call criteria & additional information form will be sent to current submitted EOIs.

Closing Date for receipt of complete Expression of Interest (EOI) and Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form. (24 Feb 2017) 

March:

Decision on EOI by post or email (31 March 2017)

April:

Meet Project Officer and prepare application. 4 months to develop application and business plan.

August:

Closing date for Accommodation Funding Call applications.

September:

Competitive Project Evaluation based on the criteria set out in this document. Mayo Local Action Group Decision on Accommodation Funding Call.

October:

Successful promoters Sign Funding Contracts.

Mayo Local Action Group (Mayo LAG) are now advertising our Tourism Accommodation Funding Call. This Funding Call falls under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 – 2020.

A total €350,000 will be awarded under this funding call. Details of the grant rates available are in the table below. This funding call is not limited to large applications seeking the maximum grant rate. Smaller projects may also apply.

The call sets out to encourage innovation and support the sustainable development of tourism accommodation and accommodation experiences throughout Mayo.

Tourism Accommodation Grant rates:

Applicant Type Grant Rate Max Grant Amount
Private

 

Private Applications on Islands

 

50%

€50,000

 

€62,500

Community

 

Community Applications on Islands

 

75%

€50,000

 

€62,500

Accommodation Funding Call Criteria

Applications for funding under this Call must clearly demonstrate the capacity of the proposed accommodation project to deliver on the following six development outcomes:

  1. Innovation and new tourism product development:

Will the proposed investment by Mayo LAG deliver new accommodation experiences for which there is demonstrable visitor demand? One of the objectives of this funding call is to be a catalyst for the development of new and preferably innovative accommodation experiences.

  1. Accommodation Gaps: Will the project fill an accommodation gap / need in the area, increasing visitor capacity overall and distributing visitor traffic and spend?
  1. Benefits to environment: Does the project offer more sustainable visitor accommodation solutions to the benefit of environmental assets underpinning tourism in the area?
  1. Increasing visitor spend: Will the proposed development lead to an increase in the number of international and domestic visitors to the tourism business or to the length of time they spend in the surrounding area? What is the likely impact of that increase in terms of additional visitor spending in the area?
  1. Creation of employment opportunities in tourism and hospitality: Will the proposed development directly or indirectly create or sustain employment in the area? 
  1. Financial sustainability: Will the proposed development be capable of generating or otherwise covering reinvestment requirements into the future and be financially sustainable?

Applicants for funding under this Call must complete and submit;

1) An Expression of Interest Form (EOI)

2) Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form.

If you have already submitted an Expression of Interest, you need only complete and submit the Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form.

Ineligible Accommodation Projects

1 Accommodation based in the town planning areas of Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Ballina, Castlebar and Westport. Please contact your Local Development Company if you are unsure about the location of your project.
2 Hotels
3 New build accommodations including B&B, Self-catering and Hostels


Important Project Considerations

1 Planning permission is a funding requirement. We advise all applicants to have a preplanning guidance meeting with their local Mayo County Council planner.
2 Any project which may cause displacement of existing accommodation providers may not be funded.
3 Applicants that are not tax compliant are not eligible and applicants will be required to demonstrate evidence of tax compliance at application stage.
4 Applicants that are not in a position to establish that they either (a) own the project site or (b) have the right to undertake the proposed project on the identified site may not be funded.