Community Monuments Fund awards 2021 announced by Minister Noonan


The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Mr Malcolm Noonan, TD, today announced the approval of grants for a wide range of archaeological heritage projects under the Department’s 2021 Community Monuments Fund. Building on the impact of the scheme last year, launched as part of the July 2020 Jobs Stimulus, this year 139 no. projects across all 31 Local Authorities are being supported with an overall investment of €4,210,061.


The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites. It contains a number of different measures aimed at enabling conservation works to be carried out on archaeological monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support, encouraging access to archaeological monuments and improving their presentation and also building resilience in archaeological monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.


Speaking today, Minister Noonan said:


"I am very pleased to announce the Community Monuments Fund awards for 2021. The funding we are announcing today of over €4.2 million to 139 projects will help protect our archaeological heritage and make it more accessible. It will help build resilience against extreme weather and the impacts of climate change, a priority action embedded in our Climate Adaptation Plan. It will support communities in every county who care for and champion their local monuments. And it is a massive support to the heritage sector, providing job opportunities across these projects for archaeologists, conservation architects, stone masons, and other professional trades."


Minister Noonan added:


"I want to thank the Local Authorities for their support of the Community Monuments Fund and for submitting such a wide range of wonderful heritage projects. The quality of this year’s applications was particularly impressive and I am delighted that we are able to meet the ambition of local communities across the country in protecting and caring for their heritage." The Projects


CMF ID No Local Authority Site/Monument/Project Award

Stream 1

CMF21-1-CW001 Carlow 16th century Hartpole Effigy €22,045.70


CMF21-1-CV001 Cavan Church of the Rath, Killeshandra €25,710.00


CMF21-1-CV002 Cavan Castlerahan Church and Graveyard €76,177.00


CMF21-1-CL001 Clare Clonrush Burial Ground €30,351.00


CMF21-1-CC001 Cork City Blarney Castle €55,000.00


CMF21-1-CC002 Cork City St. FinnBarrs Cathedral €34,891.00


CMF21-1-CO002 Cork County Kilgullane Church €20,000.00


CMF21-1-CO004 Cork County Walterstown Bawn Walls €48,769.75


CMF21-1-CO005 Cork County Druntarriff Church €33,390.50


CMF21-1-DR001 DL Rathdown Puck's Castle €32,934.55


CMF21-1-DG001 Donegal St.Catherines Church and Graveyard,

Killybegs €50,000.00


CMF21-1-DG002 Donegal Killmacrenan Church and Graveyard €76,539.00


CMF21-1-DC002 Dublin City Clontarf Graveyard €70,000.00


CMF21-1-DC003 Dublin City Drimnagh Castle €42,308.00


CMF21-1-DC004 Dublin City DonnyBrook Graveyard €70,000.00


CMF21-1-DF001 Fingal Castleknock Castle €70,000.00


CMF21-1-DF002 Fingal Kilsallaghan Graveyard €36,189.00


CMF21-1-DF003 Fingal Burial site, Windmill Lands, Swords €33,948.00


CMF21-1-GC001 Galway City Spanish Arch, Galway City walls €49,690.50


CMF21-1-GC002 Galway City Tirellan Tower House €70,000.00


CMF21-1-GA001 Galway County Abbeygormican Ecclesiastical Site,

Ballinasloe €70,000.00


CMF21-1-3-GA001 Galway County Dolphin Burial Tomb, Bullaun Graveyard €22,000.00


CMF21-1-GA003 Galway County Kilclooney Tower House €70,000.00


CMF21-1-KE001 Kerry Ballinskelligs Castle €77,705.00


CMF21-1-LA001 Laois Killabban Church €31,053.00


CMF21-1-LA002 Laois Old St.Peters Church and Graveyard,

Portlaoise €59,525.00


CMF21-1-LA003 Laois Dysert Enos Church €66,407.00


CMF21-1-LE001 Leitrim Gubalaun Abbey €85,000.00


CMF21-1-LI002 Limerick Clonshire Church €70,000.00


CMF21-1-LF001 Longford Abbeyschrule Castle €70,000.00


CMF21-1-LH001 Louth Featherbed Lan Town Walls, Drogheda €21,330.00


CMF21-1-MA001 Mayo Kill Abbey €37,807.00


CMF21-1-ME001 Meath Beaubec Gatehouse, Beymore €63,486.00


CMF21-1-MO001 Monaghan Clones Stone Shrine €18,163.00


CMF21-1-MO002 Monaghan Killeevan Church €50,000.00


CMF21-1-OF001 Offaly Castlearmstrong Castle €63,420.00


CMF21-1-OF002 Offaly Blundell Castle €65,000.00


CMF21-1-RO001 Roscommon Rahara Church €61,052.00


CMF21-1-RO002 Roscommon Kilteevan Church €40,000.00


CMF21-1-SL001 Sligo Moygara Castle €84,979.25


CMF21-1-SL002 Sligo Easky Abbey €20,650.00


CMF21-1-TI001 Tipperary Coolquill Castle €58,215.05


CMF21-1-TI002 Tipperary PallasDorrha Church €27,187.78


CMF21-1-TI004 Tipperary Carney Castle €50,942.00


CMF21-1-WA001 Waterford Kilgobnet Church €8,000.00


CMF21-1-WA002 Waterford Knockboy Church €8,500.00


CMF21-1-WA003 Waterford Molana Church €50,000.00


CMF21-1-WM001 Westmeath Athlone Town Walls €40,082.00


CMF21-1-WM002 Westmeath Fore Gaol €70,000.00


CMF21-1-WM003 Westmeath Kilbixy Leper Hospital €54,672.72


CMF21-1-WX001 Wexford Mountgarret Castle €70,000.00


CMF21-1-WX002 Wexford Fethard Castle €70,000.00


TOTAL

€2,603,120.80


Stream 2

CMF21-2-CL001 Clare Kilkerrin Battery €29,129.00


CMF21-2-CL002 Clare Templemaley Church and Burial Ground €13,478.00


CMF21-2-CL003 Clare Kilfenora Cathedral €29,950.00


CMF21-2-CC001 Cork City Ballincollig Gunpowder Mill €30,000.00


CMF21-2-CC002 Cork City Rathcooney Church €12,000.00


CMF21-2-3-CO001 Cork County Templebreedy Graveyard €15,000.00


CMF21-2-CO001 Cork County Togher Castle €15,584.00


CMF21-2-CO002 Cork County Youghal Town Walls €27,904.50


CMF21-2-CO003 Cork County Drumcarriff Church €8,118.00


CMF21-2-CO004 Cork County Spike Island €4,305.00


CMF21-2-DR001 DL Rathdown Carrickbrennan Graveyard €23,000.00


CMF21-2-DR002 DL Rathdown Williamstown Martello Tower €27,060.00


CMF21-2-DG001 Donegal Malin Well Church €19,311.00


CMF21-2-DG002 Donegal Doon Fort €22,235.00


CMF21-2-3-DG001 Donegal O'Doherty's Keep Towr House,

Buncrana €20,602.50


CMF21-2-1-DC001 Dublin City St Nicholas within Church €20,000.00


CMF21-2-DC001 Dublin City Bluebell Graveyard €11,070.00


CMF21-2-DC002 Dublin City St Candices Graveyard €29,520.00


CMF21-2-DC003 Dublin City Merrion Graveyard €11,070.00


CMF21-2-DF001 Fingal St Columbas Towers €26,610.00


CMF21-2-DF002 Fingal Malahide Abbey €24,600.00


CMF21-2-DF003 Fingal St Catherine’s Church, Rush €24,600.00


CMF21-2-DF004 Fingal Lanistown Castle, Donabate

and St Marnock’s Church Portmarnack €24,600.00


CMF21-2-GC001 Galway City Spanish Arch, Galway City walls €29,889.00


CMF21-2-GC002 Galway City Tirellan Merlin Public Realm €30,000.00


CMF21-2-GA001 Galway County Kilbought Church and Graveyard €15,000.00


CMF21-2-GA002 Galway County Kiltartan Church and Graveyard €16,000.00


CMF21-2-GA003 Galway County Killora Church and Graveyard,

Craughwell €16,000.00


CMF21-2-GA004 Galway County St. Kerrills Abbey €15,867.00


CMF21-2-KE001 Kerry Castleisland Castle €21,516.00


CMF21-2-KE002 Kerry Cloghane Churches €7,134.00


CMF21-2-KD001 Kildare The Curragh €24,292.50


CMF21-2-KK001 Kilkenny Abbey Quarter €30,000.00


CMF21-2-LA001 Laois St Bridget’s Church & Graveyard,

Kilbreedy, Rathdowney €8,610.00


CMF21-2-LA002 Laois The Heath €22,173.85


CMF21-2-LE001 Leitrim Kilbride Church €18,450.00


CMF21-2-LI001 Limerick Croom Castle €30,000.00


CMF21-2-LI002 Limerick St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick €25,000.00


CMF21-2-LI003 Limerick Port Castle €12,300.00


CMF21-2-LF001 Longford Rossduff Castle €13,062.60


CMF21-2-1-LH003 Louth Taaff's Castle €25,000.00


CMF21-2-LH002 Louth Glaspistol Castle Towerhouse €2,829.00


CMF21-2-MA001 Mayo Knockatemple Ecclesiastical Site €6,888.00


CMF21-2-MA002 Mayo Kilgeever Abbey €11,685.00


CMF21-2-ME001 Meath Babe’s Bridge, Navan €22,033.00


CMF21-2-ME002 Meath Navan town walls €14,760.00


CMF21-2-ME003 Meath St. Erc's Hermitage, Slane Castle €30,000.00


CMF21-2-ME004 Meath St. Michael's Priory, Duleek €30,000.00


CMF21-2-MO001 Monaghan Errigal Truagh Church €19,750.60


CMF21-2-OF001 Offaly Seir Kieran Monastic Site €5,000.00


CMF21-2-SL001 Sligo Doonfore Castle €25,000.00


CMF21-2-SL002 Sligo Enniscrone Castle €14,000.00


CMF21-2-SL003 Sligo St. Fechins Church €18,372.75


CMF21-2-3-SL002 Sligo Kilross Stone €11,635.80


CMF21-2-3-TN001 Tipperary Moanincha Abbey, Roscrea €12,000.00


CMF21-2-TN001 Tipperary Carrick on Suir Clock Tower €19,680.00


CMF21-2-WA001 Waterford Ardmore Roundtower €19,680.00


CMF21-2-WM001 Westmeath Killefree Church €22,509.00


CMF21-2-WM002 Westmeath Monasset Tower House €14,356.00


CMF21-2-WM003 Westmeath Court Devenish 17th Century House,

Athlone €22,699.00


CMF21-2-WM004 Westmeath St. Owens Church, Ballymore €13,407.00


CMF21-2-WI001 Wicklow Dunganstown Castle €2,767.50


CMF21-2-WI002 Wicklow Arklow Castle €12,730.00


CMF21-2-WI003 Wicklow Historical Graveyards Project

(Ballymaghroe Mullinacuffe and

Whitefield) €25,539.00


CMF21-2-WI004 Wicklow Kilbride Church and Graveyard €7,203.85


CMF21-2-HS001 HSE Carr’s Hill Graveyard, Cork €29,028.00


TOTAL

€1,243,595.45


Stream 3


CMF21-3-CV001 Cavan Enniskeen Exhibition €19,747.50


CMF21-3-DC001 Dublin City Hugenot Cemetery, Merrion Row €17,484.50


CMF21-3-DC002 Dublin City Cabbage Garden Graveyard €17,484.50


CMF21-3-DC002 Dublin City Ballylough Jewish Cemetery €20,000.00


CMF21-3-DF001 Fingal Portrane-Donabate Peninsula

Heritage Audit & Interpretation Plan €29,520.00


CMF21-3-KK001 Kilkenny St. Lachtain's Church €29,428.00


CMF21-3-LA001 Laois Killabban Church €11,594.00


CMF21-3-1-MA002 Mayo Killmovee Heritage Trail €9,792.00


CMF21-3-ME001 Meath Beaubec Gatehouse, Beymore €6,000.00


CMF21-3-OF001 Offaly Lynally Church €1,340.00


CMF21-3-RO002 Roscommon Rathcroghan Archaeological Complex €15,503.20


CMF21-3-RO003 Roscommon Church & Mausoleum Strokestown Park €30,000.00


CMF21-3-SL001 Sligo Green Fort, Sligo €30,000.00


CMF21-3-DS001 South Dub St Finnians Church €16,421.59


CMF21-3-WA001 Waterford Woodstown Viking Site €15,000.00


CMF21-3-WM001 Westmeath No.1 Gun Battery, Ranelagh, Athlone €25,782.00


CMF21-3-WM002 Westmeath Mayne Bronze Age Trackway €29,150.00


CMF21-3-WX001 Wexford Carrick Ringfort €22,780.00


CMF21-3-WI001 Wicklow Wicklow Town Archaeology Project €7,800.00


CMF21-3-WI003 Wicklow Baltinglass Hillforts Study €2,000.00


CMF21-3-WI005 Wicklow Whitfield Graveyard €6,519.00


TOTAL

€363,346.29


Further info: gov.ie - Minister Noonan announces 2021 Community Monuments Fund grants of over €4 million (www.gov.ie)