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Almost €254,000 allocated to six heritage sites across Northern Sound region

Jun 16, 2021 12:06 By News Northern Sound
Almost €254,000 allocated to six heritage sites across Northern Sound region Almost €254,000 allocated to six heritage sites across Northern Sound region
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The fund aims to safeguard heritage sites for the benefit of the public. 

Just under €254,000 has been allocated to the Northern Sound region under the Community Monuments Fund.

The fund, which was first established in July of last year, supports the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites.

It also aims to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of the public.

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139 grants have been issued across a wide range of archaeological heritage projects nationwide.

This includes just under €121,000 for three projects in Cavan, and just over €132,000 for three projects in Monaghan.

Castlerahan Church and Graveyard in Co Cavan receives the biggest allocation in the Northern Sound region, at more than €76,000, followed by Killeevan Church in Co Monaghan which is set to benefit from funding of €50,000.

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Minister of State for Hertiage, Malcolm Noonan, said the funding is a “massive support to the heritage sector” and will “provide job opportunities for archaeologists, conservation architects, stone masons, and other professional trades”.

A full breakdown of the funding can be found below:

Projects in Cavan

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Church of the Rath, Killeshandra - €25,710

Castlerahan Church and Graveyard - €76,177

Clonrush Burial Ground - €30,351

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Projects in Monaghan

Clones Stone Shrine - €18,163

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Killeevan Church - €50,000

Errigal Truagh Church - €19,750.60

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