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Over €64,000 allocated for protection of key heritage sites in Cavan and Monaghan

May 13, 2021 11:05 By News Northern Sound
Over €64,000 allocated for protection of key heritage sites in Cavan and Monaghan Over €64,000 allocated for protection of key heritage sites in Cavan and Monaghan
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Seven sites will benefit from the funding to "conserve, repair, and safeguard key heritage sites".

Over €64,000 in funding has been allocated for the protection of heritage sites across Cavan and Monaghan

The funding, under the Community Heritage Grants scheme, will help safeguard and improve seven sites across the two counties.

Four projects in Cavan will benefit from just over €30,000, including €13,000 which will go towards conservation works at the Church of the Rath.

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In Co Monaghan, three projects will benefit from funding of close to €34,000, with almost €14,000 going to works the Ancient Chapel at Lough Egish.

The funding was confirmed to local Minister Heather Humphreys by Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan.

Minister Humphreys says the scheme will "conserve, repair and safeguard key heritage projects".

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A full break-down of the funding can be found below:

A total of €33,835 has been allocated to three projects in Monaghan, including:

  • The conservation and restoration of original sash windows at the Old National School Building in Carrickmacross: €8,989
  • The collection of baseline ecological information on the habitats and species of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre landholding:  €11,070
  • The Temple Moyle Conservation Plan and Graveyard Survey at Lough Egish: €13,776.
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€30,064 has been allocated to four projects in Cavan, including:

  • Funding for the Killeshandra Tidy Towns for the conservation works of O’Brien Mausoleum at the Church of the Rath: €12,864
  • West Cavan Bogs Association (WCBA): Videography to support citizen science and public understanding of West Cavan raised bogs: €5,300
  • Cavan and Leitrim Railway:  To restore a bogie from an original Tralee & Dingle Railway Carriage dating from 1890. This is so the local group can eventually operate the carriage on their heritage railway for the public to access: €9,900
  • Drumlane Heritage Committee: Topographical and geophysical surveys to assist in research for the (in-ruins) Medieval Drumlane Abbey Complex: €2,000
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