Drumcliffe Church Awarded over €120 000 LEADER Programme Funding

Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development Committee are delighted to announce that they have been awarded €122,805.00 in funding from the Rural  Development LEADER Programme 2014-2020. The delivery of this funding will be facilitated by Sligo Local Community Development Committee as  the Local Action Group with responsibility for the delivery of the Programme within County Sligo.  The funding is being allocated under the theme: Rural Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation – Sub-theme: Rural Tourism.

This project will be 75% funded from the Leader Programme and 25% from Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development (DCTD) in partnership with Drumcliffe Church Select Vestry.

Ven. Capt. Isaac Hanna (Rector of Drumcliffe Church and Chairperson of DCTD) commenting upon the announcement said “This funding announcement has affirmed the hard work and dedication from the committee over the past three years, and will act as a catalyst for the development of tourism facilities at Drumcliffe church. We are all looking forward to this project coming to fruition.”

DCTD’s philosophy for this project is to sustain Drumcliffe as one of Ireland’s top visitor destinations and to bring that experience to a
wider global audience, while maintaining the existing peace and tranquillity of the site. This project will meet the needs of local,
national and international visitors and create a unique Drumcliffe Experience. Through this project we endeavour to create sustainable
jobs, as well as having an overall positive impact on tourism in County Sligo.

The funded elements of the project will include: Multi-lingual audio guides, a purpose-built kiosk, upgraded staff facilities as well as
smaller project elements to create this new experience for visitors to  Drumcliffe.

Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development Committee would like to express our gratitude to: Sligo Leader Partnership CLG, Sligo Local Community Development Committee as the Local Action Group, Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Union.”