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30/07/2021

Longford allocated €83,063 for archaeological heritage projects

Longford allocated €83,063 for archaeological heritage projects

Longford allocated €83,063 for archaeological heritage projects

Longford has been allocated €83,063 towards two archaeological heritage projects under the Community Monuments Fund.

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, recently announced the approval of 139 grants across all 31 Local Authorities totaling €4.2 million funding for 2021.

€70,000 has been approved for ongoing preservation works at the majestic Abbeyshrule Abbey and there is also €13,062.60 for Rosduff Castle.

The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites.

It contains a number of different measures aimed at enabling conservation works to be carried out on archaeological monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support, encouraging access to archaeological monuments and improving their presentation and also building resilience in archaeological monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

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