Local Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD has welcomed funding of €270,067 for eight projects under the Community Monuments Fund.
The objective of the Community Monuments Fund which is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites.
Minister O’Brien paid tribute to Fingal County Council saying, “I would specifically like to thank Fingal County Council for their support of the Community Monuments Fund and for submitting a number of wonderful heritage projects under the scheme, all of which will be funded this year.
"These monuments provide a sense of place to our rural communities, villages and towns and cities across the country. With my colleague, Minister of State Malcolm Noonan, TD, we have grown this Fund significantly from last year to have a real impact on communities across the land.
“I am also delighted to see so many archaeological monuments in private ownership benefitting and want to acknowledge the dedication of private owners as custodians of a significant share of our archaeological heritage. We are happy to be able to provide this support,” he concluded.