West Cork projects receive Heritage funding

Posted on: 10th June, 2016

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The Heritage Council has announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Cork, including projects in West Cork, under its 2016 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.

West Cork projects that have received funding include the Bandon Walled Town Committee, which has been awarded €7,500 for the conservation of the Bandon Billy King Flag and Muintir Bháire Community Council, which has been awarded €3,900 for its conservation plan for the O’Daly Badric School on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.

A total of 171 heritage projects nationwide have been awarded funding under the scheme, which supports the continuing conservation and development of Irish heritage through local community-based groups. Funding of €800,000 has been provided through the Heritage Council and the Department Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht and almost 400 projects across the country applied for funding. From conserving thatch to red grouse, to the cabin where Shackleton spent his last hours, protecting sensitive archives and so much more.

Conor Newman, Heritage Council Chairman, commented, “These diverse projects reflect our cultural identity and distinctiveness, as a people. If properly resourced, they have the potential to give back to the community and to the country for generations to come. They are a hugely popular initiative, and while we weren’t able to support all of the projects, which applied, I am very pleased that so many projects will benefit. These projects keep threatened aspects of our heritage alive and provide people with an opportunity to be directly involved in developing the future of their places. Many of the projects reflect years of ongoing work at community level to protect our heritage for the future”.

For a full listing of the projects that received support this year go to www.heritagecouncil.ie.

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