€20,000 earmarked for Waterford heritage projects
Almost €20,000 has been earmarked for a number of heritage projects in Waterford under the July Jobs Stimulus package.
Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan this week approved conservation grants for a number of churches and graveyards across the county.
The funding is part of a package that will assist in the conservation, maintenance and protection of 71 heritage projects across 30 Local Authorities under the new Community Monuments Fund, while also promoting local monuments and historic sites.
As part of the package, Knockboy Church will receive €4,000 while churches at Kilmolash, Knockboy and Kilronan will receive €2,500 each. St Declan’s Holy Well in Ardmore and Dysert Medieval Church will also benefit to the tune of €4,000 each.
Minister Noonan said: “I am delighted to announce this investment as part of the July Jobs Stimulus to support those working to care for our heritage and to ensure the protection and promotion of our archaeological and built heritage.
“This measure will also allow steps to be taken under the Climate Change Action Plan in relation to our archaeological heritage and will create employment for many small businesses, skilled conservation specialists and tradespeople involved in heritage-related construction activity.”