Mulranny Community Futures Plan 2016 to 2021 Progress Review 2021

Mulranny Community Futures wishes you a
Very Happy Christmas
and Healthy New Year!

Environment & Outdoor Activities

  1. Extend the pier and develop a marina
  2. Upgrade the causeway and develop outdoor activities
  3. Extend the golf links or develop a pitch & putt
  4. Expand facilities on the Blue Flag beach
  5. Preserve and maintain coastal environment

Progress in 2021:

  • Mulranny designated Mayo’s Decarbonising Zone
  • Pier development proposal submitted to Mayo County Development Plan
  • Mulranny’s Old Irish Goats on Howth capture global news,makesheadlines and approval from the World Economic Forum.

Tourism& Promotion

  1. Encourage the hotel to remain open year round
  2. Tourism and businesses co-operation
  3. Community notice board

Progress in 2021:

  • Tourist office open for 2021 season
  • The Old Irish Goat Visitor Centre and Gift of Hands Craft Shopofficially opened in August andpromoted as a ‘HERO’ Experience on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Mulranny Way, hiking trail promoted in the Clew Bay Visitor Experience Development Strategy

Community Facilities & Services

  1. Community playground
  2. Creation of a sports pitch and outdoor gym
  3. Expand the use of existing facilities
  4. Improve the bus service to Westport and Castlebar
  5. Youth Centre and involvement in community

Progress in 2021:

  • Mulranny Community Playgroundopened!
  • Mulranny National School participated in EU Erasmus project with schools from Northern Ireland, the UK and the EU.
  • Funding secured for 100m2 Gift of Hands Craft Centre for social and creative endeavour

Village & Traffic

  1. Extend greenways and traffic calming
  2. Continue the Tidy Towns and Green Plan campaign
  3. Revive the Heritage Group

Progress in 2020:

  • Community electric bike scheme funded
  • Smarter travel proposal submitted to Mayo County Council
  • SEAI Energy Workshop in Novwith opportunities to upgrade homes.
  • Tidy Towns:Mulranny achieves 2nd place in Mayo and a nationalbronze medal.
  • The Old Irish Goat Society shortlisted for Cathaoirleach Award for local heritage 2022

Local Economy

  1. Better broadband
  2. Housing
  3. New Community Employment Scheme
  4. New services, enterprise and a business network

Progress in 2021:

  • Planning permission secured for 16 new family homes in 2021 and undeveloped site secured for community Alzheimer’s unit
  • Saint Brendan’s SOLAS Scheme expanded to provide a variety of new places, with local community groups.

Behind the scenes: grant funding, fire, disabled access and planning applications, tenders, contracts, fundraising, several bank loans and many meetings, minutes, reports and submissions help to make it all happen