Almost €257,000 Allocated To Heritage Projects Across Tipperary Under Community Monuments Fund Scheme


Heritage projects in the county have been allocated a total of almost €257,000 under the Community Monuments Fund scheme for 2023. Overall the Government announced funding of €8 million for 140 archaeological heritage projects throughout the country as part of the Community Monuments Fund for 2023. It represents an increase of 33% over last year’s allocation. 

The aim of the fund is to preserve and promote local monuments and historical sites.  This year’s Tipperary CMF successful applicants are:

€100,000 in funding for Kilnarath Church near Newport,

€75,605 in funding for Boolabaun Castle, near Roscrea

€29,520 in funding for Purcells Castle Loughmore

€28,832 in funding for Loughloher Castle/Tower House near Cahir

€12,915 in funding for the Monastic Site in Emly

€8,487 in funding for the old graveyard in the centre of Kilsheelan

€1,283 in funding for the Graves of the Leinsterman, Arra mountains overlooking Lough Derg

 The funding announcement has been welcomed by Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill. 

The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection, and promotion of local monuments and historic sites, in alignment with the aims of the Government’s new heritage plan, Heritage Ireland 2030, and the Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan.