Over €275,000 awarded to Limerick projects to protect archaeological monuments

Croom Castle is amongst the five Limerick projects awarded funding under the Community Monuments Fund.

OVER €275,000 has been awarded to a number projects in Limerick to help protect archaeological monuments.

Five Limerick locations were announced as part of a nationwide tranche of 140 protection projects under the Community Monuments Fund.

Projects across Limerick receiving funding include Galbally Church (€100,000), Ballynoe Tower House (€100,000), Ballingarry Castle (€29,799), Croom Castle (€27,214), and Mahoonagh Church (€21,600).

Established in 2020, the Community Monuments Fund aims to conserve, maintain, protect and promote important local monuments and historic sites.

Announcing the funding round, Minister of State for Nature and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, said the fund “has become a lifeline for the protection of Ireland’s irreplaceable archaeological heritage by revitalising hundreds of historic monuments in cities, towns, villages and rural communities across all 31 local authorities”.

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Over €7.4million in funding was announced overall.