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€390,000 In Funding Allocated To Kildare Projects Under The Community Monuments Fund

Image: Donadea Forest Park/Daniel O'Neill

5 projects have received funding

€390,282 in funding has been allocated to safeguard and enhanced local monuments in Kildare under the 2024 Community Monuments Fund.

Kildare’s allocation includes €120,000 to continue renovation works that have been ongoing on the round tower in Kildare town in the grounds of St Brigids Cathedral. 

€110,762 has been allocated to improve Dunmanogue Graveyard.

Further allocations include €100,000 towards the upgrade of Laraghbryan Cemetery as well as €29,999 for Donadea Forest and €29,520 for Confey Church.

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon said “this investment both preserves our historical sites while also giving a boost to our local economy through the creation of thousands of hours of employment opportunities for specialist craftspeople and traditional skills practitioners.

'This funding represents a significant investment in the cultural heart and soul of Kildare. I extend my congratulations to all the successful applicants and look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these projects in our community.'" concluded Minister Heydon.


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