Community Monuments Fund 2023

Applications Due 1st Feb '23

Detail on romanesque chancel arch, St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuam
B. Doherty 2022
Spiral detail on slab, Issertkelly
B. Doherty 2022
Multi-disciplinary team, Issertkelly
B. Doherty 2022
Overview of transept chapel, Abbeygormican
B. Doherty 2022
Work in progress, St. Kerrills
Fergal McNamara

Galway County Council in conjunction with the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2023. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments.

Owners and Custodians

Community Monuments Fund will invest essential capital to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. Proposed projects shall

  • enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support;
  • encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation;
  • build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.

The Department encourages project promoters to incorporate a traditional skills training element.

Who Can Apply?

Private applicants or community groups who are the owners or custodians of monuments may apply.

(State-funded organisations working in the heritage area may apply directly to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit.)

Up to 100% of project costs may be funded.

How to Apply

Applications from landowners, custodians and community groups within the County of Galway must be completed and forwarded in Word Format to, Subject Line CMF2023(+Project Name) by 12pm 1st February 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

An Information Booklet and CMF-A application form for individuals and community groups may be downloaded below.

A link to a recorded information evening on funding for community groups is available HERE. 

A link to information on how to identify Recorded Monuments in your area is available HERE

Please contact Bernie Doherty, Galway Community Archaeologist for further advice if required at the following address:  or 086 1003888

Links showcasing successful projects within the County of Galway from previous years is available below

Community Monuments Funds Projects 2020

Community Monuments Funds Projects 2021

Community Monuments Funds Projects 2022

This page was added on 01/12/2022.

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