Big Grants for Laois Heritage Groups

Big Grants for Laois Heritage Groups

Big Grants for Laois Heritage Groups

The 2015 Community Heritage Grants Scheme from the Heritage Council resulted in great success for a large number of Laois groups. This success is testament to the hard work and commitment of these people working at voluntary level in their communities over the past number of years to protect, conserve and present all our heritage. Well done everyone.

Commiserations to groups that were unsuccessful – the competition this year was very tight, with less than a third of the projects submitted nationally getting funding.

Well done to the following Laois groups for their successful applications.

Laois Libraries Heritage Week Programme, €1,000

Portarlington Arts & Heritage, Lea Castle Conservation, €6,000

Durrow Development Forum, Conservation of Methodist Church, €4,000

Laois Heritage Society, Conservation Report for Fort of Maryborough, €3,000

Mountmellick Development Association, Restoration of Quaker Map Samplers, €1,500

St Abbans Monastic Site, Conservation of Medieval Church at Kilabban, €4,500

Mountmellick Heritage Society, William Edmundson & Friends Homecoming, €3,000

Arles Parish, Conservation report for Arles Church & Grace Mausoleum €4,000

BirdWatch Ireland (Laois & Tipperary), Dipper Survey, €1,000

Derrinlough to Durrow High Nelly Cycle (Laois, Offaly, Tipperary), €2,000

Michele Castiaux, Geology & landscape of Slieve Blooms, Scools programme, €1,000