Waterford receives over €100,000 to protect archaeological monuments

Waterford receives over €100,000 to protect archaeological monuments

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan TD, has announced that over €7.4 million will be awarded to 140 projects around the country through the 2024 Community Monuments Fund.

It's aimed at helping owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future.

Three projects in Waterford are set to receive a total of €103,568.

Projects awarded funding this year include:

  • Stradbally Church - €49,738
  • Woodstown - €28,000
  • Christ Church Cathedral - €25,830

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said:

“I’m delighted that 140 projects across the country will be supported under this year’s €7.4m Community Monuments Fund. Since its inception in 2020, this fund has become a lifeline for the protection of Ireland’s irreplaceable archaeological heritage by revitalising hundreds of historic monuments in cities, towns, villages and rural communities across all 31 Local Authorities. Through this, it is enabling valuable investment in the wider heritage sector, creating thousands of hours of employment for specialist craftspeople and traditional skills practitioners, as well as supporting the achievement of national commitments under Heritage Ireland 2030 and the Climate Adaptation Plan for Built and Archaeological Heritage. I’d like to congratulate the successful applicants and wish them the very best of luck in with their projects this year.”

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, also welcomed the announcement:

“I am delighted that we can announce another significant number of awards under the 2024 Community Monuments Fund. This investment will help to ensure that heritage projects across the country will progress, ensuring the protection of our archaeological heritage as a community asset to be made more accessible to the public. Through this fund, we have been able to support Local Authorities and custodians in protecting our outstanding yet sensitive and vulnerable archaeological heritage.”


A full breakdown of the funding can be found here 

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