We Are Tuam, founded in 2018, is a company limited by guarantee, with a view to sourcing land and building community sporting facilities for the three clubs involved. These include Tuam Athletics Club, Tuam Cortoon Ladies Gaelic Football Club and Tuam Camogie.
It is run on a not for profit basis by a group of volunteers associated with each of the three clubs
As part of the Ireland 2040 plan, the Government has created a new stream of funding for Sports Infrastructure, including the establishment of Regional Sports Venues capable of holding National and International Sporting Events.
This Facility will meet all of these criteria and more.
This ambitious project sees the coming together of five key sports in the community, (We Are Tuam is working together with Tuam Stars and Tuam Rugby) bringing an innovative approach of shared grounds for the multi-sports arena, which is being pegged as a blueprint for all future large scale sporting developments across the country.
The facility will include an international standard 400m athletics stadium with a covered seated area, a full size GAA all-weather pitch, an indoor training facility, 4 Full Size GAA grass pitches, 1 full size Rugby pitch, flood lighting, a walk & cycleway along the river, car parking and a Community Club Centre.
This funding provides a once in a century opportunity to return Tuam and North Galway to National and International prominence.
The benefits for our children and grandchildren, our community, our wellbeing and health is incalculable.
The estimated cost of this life changing Sporting Investment will be over €4 million during the two and a half year development period.
We will apply for the Sports Infrastructure Grants to fund 75% of the development
As a Community we will need to Fundraise the remaining balance.
We can’t do this without YOU!
A very important part of our fundraising efforts are to seek monthly pledges from people in our area.
We are asking you to support this development by setting up a monthly Standing Order for one of the fixed amounts below for 12 or 24 months
The options available are monthly pledges of €10 €25 €50 €100 or €250.
This is an opportunity for you to feel ownership of the facility and to shape the future within the region.
- An annual increase in footfall of over 400,000 to local businesses
- Unique employment opportunities
- Helping to turn the area into a sporting Mecca and center of excellence in the West of Ireland
- Restoring a sense of Community Pride
- Additional attraction to large scale companies and factories looking to locate/expand in the West
- Helping tackle social issues, obesity, exclusion through an integrated community.
What you are about to see is a vision and plans for a 21st Century Community Sports Facility for our Town, our surrounding Area and our Region.
It is a once in a century opportunity to reshape the sport and leisure landscape of Tuam and North Galway and to make our area more attractive to do business, to live and socialise.