Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has announced funding of €7,500 for the memorial garden at Blacksod. This funding has been granted through Fáilte Ireland. This funding will be used for the promotion of this memorial garden.
While complimenting the committee, Minister Ring stated: “I believe that the memorial garden at Blacksod has the potential to attract a huge amount of visitors from outside of Ireland to trace their ancestors.
“This area of north Mayo is one of outstanding beauty and this memorial garden will be an added attraction in the area.”