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Erris Shopfronts Scheme


The Erris Shopfront Initiative is a joint initiative being undertaken by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo. The initiative is designed to promote the visibility of the Irish Language through traditional and modern shopfront design which in turn will benefit businesses in Erris.

The Erris Shopfront Initiative provides a unique opportunity for individual businesses in the Erris Area to modernise their shopfronts and meet community, business and visitor expectations.

We would urge anyone who may be interested to contact us and arrange an appointment at a Design Clinic as soon as possible. Both Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo and Údarás na Gaeltachta encourage all interested parties to utilise the scheme and join with us in partnership in showcasing Erris as a unique, special and different place for business.

Objectives

  1. To promote the unique Irish identity of Gaeltacht Iorrais.
  2. To increase the visibility of the Irish language on shopfronts and commercial advertising in Erris.
  3. To assist Businesses who wish to promote the Irish language. 
  4. To reduce the number of "plastic and imitation" shopfronts in Erris.
  5. To showcase Belmullet as a Baile Beo Gaelach.

Grants Available

Working in partnership with local businesses in the Erris area this scheme aims to improve the appearance of business shopfronts, increase the visibility of the Irish language and foster the unique differences that exist in a Gaeltacht area.

Grant assistance is available for signage only or for the refurbishment of traditional shopfronts/ new shopfronts where Irish  or Bilingual signage is used.

  • Refurbishment of Existing Traditional Shopfronts

Maximum Grant  €2,000 (or 50% of cost exculding VAT, whichever is less). 

  • New Shopfronts

Maximum Grant €4,000 (or 50% of cost excluding VAT, whichever is less).

  • Bilingual/ Irish only Signage*

*note this grant may be available in addition to grants for shopfronts (1 and 2 above)

Bilingual Signage: Maximum Grant €1,000 (or 50% of cost excluding VAT, whichever is less).

Irish only Signage:  Maximum Grant €1,000 (or 80% of cost excluding VAT, whichever is less).

Applications/Timescale

Applications on the standard applications form, including sketches/ drawings of the proposed improvements, should be submitted to Údarás na Gaeltachta or Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo (Belmullet office) before work commences. Standard applications forms are available from both offices. Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Successful applications will be notified in due course. Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo will provide a free design advice service. Appointments can be made through the Belmullet area office.

 


Oifig na Gaeilge


Áras an Chontae
An Meal
Caisleán an Bharraigh
Co. Mhaigh Eo
Phone: 094 904 7541
Email: gaeilge@mayococo.ie


Oifig na Gaeilge


Áras an Chontae
An Meal
Caisleán an Bharraigh
Co. Mhaigh Eo
Phone: 094 904 7541
Email: gaeilge@mayococo.ie

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