Seven Waterford heritage projects have been granted funding by the Heritage Council.
Almost €44,000 will be going towards projects around the county.
Following its call for applications, the Heritage Council received hundreds of proposals from those who care for our heritage, including volunteers, community groups and organisations.
In Waterford, the successful projects are as follows:
Waterford Union of Parishes for the restoration of an 18th-century oil painting of the Medieval Christ Church Cathedral;
Knockboy Graveyard Committee for continuing conservation works to Knockboy Church;
Kilgobnet Parish Committee for conservation studies on the graveyard there;
Mount Melleray Abbey for a conservation management report on their well house;
Waterford County Museum for improving access to their collections;
Mothel Graveyard Committee for a recording project there;
And Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council for Stage 2 of the works on Garranaspick Ice House.
The Heritage Council says work on all the projects can begin immediately.
Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, said: “Every year, I love to see the creativity and dedication of our heritage sector through these projects from the Community Heritage Grant Scheme. It reminds me that despite the challenges we face, our heritage remains in safe hands. It is a truly valuable scheme and is also a significant investment in this Government’s commitments under the Programme for Government to promote and protect our heritage.”
Chairperson of The Heritage Council, Martina Moloney, said: “Heritage Council funding for the Community Heritage Grant Scheme has more than tripled since 2020 and the quality of the projects awarded funding is ample justification for this enhanced support. In many cases, the beneficiary of the work being carried out is the public, who will be able to access newly digitised resources and enjoy newly restored buildings, objects and natural heritage sites of national significance.”
A full list of recipients under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme is available here.
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