Above: Recipient of 2022 funding under Community Monuments Fund, Blarney Castle Lime Kilm, before and after.
14th December 2022
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has advertised the 2023 Community Monuments Fund with €6 million available nationally. The fund will be administered locally by Cork City Council Archaeologist Ciara Brett.
The funding is prioritised for the care, conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments. See Historic Environment Viewer (archaeology.ie) for location map of archaeological monuments in Cork City.
In 2022 Cork City Council received €167,000 for 3 projects in Cork City. Conservation works were undertaken at a lime kiln at Blarney Castle Demesne, Waterloo Belfry Tower and at Rathcooney Church, Glanmire.
The Community Monuments Fund 2023 has 3 Streams:
Full details of the fund are set out in the handbook.
The closing date for applications to the Local Authority is 5pm on Friday 27th January 2023 and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be assessed by the Local Authority in advance of being submitted to the Department. Please contact Ciara Brett, City Archaeologist, email@example.com if you wish to discuss a possible project.