On Wednesday last the Ballyglunin Railway Restoration Project received a massive boost through funding of €80,000 from Galway County Council following a detailed application by the group to the National Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Speaking after the announcement, the group said that “the Ballyglunin Railway Restoration Project team is thrilled with the news of this massive vote of confidence by the Galway Co Co in the work we are doing. We have had a hugely successful year following our international crowd funding campaign, National Heritage Council funding for the roof and the various activities that we have hosted at station. This funding will allow us to continue our restoration programme as well as developing an all-encompassing strategy for the station and surrounding area. We would like to acknowledge the enormous goodwill that has been shown towards the project in recent times. Our vision is to create a world class visitor attraction and arts centre for the West of Ireland while providing a multifunctional resource for the community. Ballyglunin is the perfect example of how the skills and talents of a community can be pooled to develop innovative projects.”