Local Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the allocation of €39,000 for Fingal County Council for three projects under the Community Monuments Fund.
The Community Monuments Fund was established as part of the €1.4m in additional capital earmarked for national monuments under the Stimulus Plan. Its core objective is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites.
Under the fund, €15,000 has been allocated to Drumanagh privy, €12,000 has been allocated to the Martello Towers, at Drumanagh and Skerries and €12,000 has been allocated to St Marnocks and St Catherines Churches in Portmarnock and Rush.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “This is really welcome funding and means that conservation works can be carried out on these monuments. These are significant attractions in Fingal but they are in need of support to enhance their presentation and also to build resilience so that they can withstand the effects of climate change.
“Recognising the significance of archaeological heritage is so important, especially in these challenging times. These monuments are attractions, they can be places of recreation and they offer comfort to many people,” concluded Minister O’Brien.