Community Monuments Fund 2023
Successful candidates announced April 2023
€505,000 allocated to Eight Community Monument Projects in the County of Galway.
Eight Galway County Projects have been awarded funding under the Community Monuments Fund 2023. Galway County Council administers the Community Monuments Fund on behalf of The National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Many communities throughout the county are already seeing the benefits of the Community Monuments Fund which is essential in building resilience and conservation within our most vulnerable archaeological monuments.
Full credit to the community groups and committees that have put in huge effort in their preparation of applications, assisted by Galway Community Archaeologist, Heritage Office and Environment Section of Galway County Council and Community Employment Scheme Supervisors. Projects include funding for Conservation Management Plans for Kilcreevanty, Killogilleen and Temple Jarlath. A Conservation Management Plan is a multi-disciplinery assessment and plan for a site including input from a Conservation Architect, Archaeologist, Structural Engineer and Ecologist.
Funding has also been allocated towards capital works at Issertkelly, St Mary’s Athenry, Kilboght and St Kerrill’s. Each of these sites have previously been funded for Conservation Management Plans through the same same scheme. Abbeygormacan has been funded under Stream 3 for interpretive signage. This follows the preparation of a Conservation Management plan and essential repairs and capital works.