The Clare Island Community Action Plan 2014-2019 has been launched by Michael Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
The Community Futures Day event was held in Clare Island Community Centre on Sunday, 9th November, 2014.
Addressing the large gathering, Minister Ring thanked the islanders for their their hospitality, community spirit, and for their active involvement in the preparation of the Community Action Plan.
The Community Futures Day commenced with the blessing and launch of a Currach at Clare Island pier and, following the launch by Minister Ring, the event concluded with music and dance.
Clare Island Community Action Plan 2014-219
The Clare Island Community Action Plan 2014-219 is broken into four main strategies and priorities to include:
(1) Outdoor Amenities and Facilities
(2) Economy – as in the opportunities to develop the Clare Island economy
(3) Tourism and Island Enhancement
(4) Community Facilities and Services
Minister Ring expressed the view that a number of the strategies and priorities outlined were achievable when the community works with him, as Minister of State, and with the Mayo County Council and other State Agencies.
Joe McDonagh, CEO of the Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board (ETB), also attended the launch. He spoke about the Community Action Plan and wished the community well for the future.