€120,621 for Heritage Funding in Clare

As Green Party Ireland spokesperson for Rural Development, I am delighted to announce funding of €120,621 supporting Heritage activity all over Clare , Thanks to Minister Malcolm Noonan TD. Investing in our heritage is so important for ourselves and our communities as well as being another great draw for visitors to our beautiful county.
• €22,110 for Conservation of Hastings Farmhouse, the oldest house in Shannon.
• €19,400 for Clooney Spancilhill  Community Development Group. Clooney House Pier & Gate Restoration on popular walking route.
• €14,750 for Clarecastle Tidy Towns, Clarecastle Tree Survey, of existing trees and hedgerows in Clarecastle and make recommendations for protection, enhancement and new planting.
• €14,000 for Caherconnell International Furnace Festival for creating a week-long bloomery iron smelting and forging school at Caherconnell.
• €13,500 to Clare Museum Website Access Project for Development of the Clare museum website engagement with Cuimhneamh an Chláir oral history archive.
• €7,724 for Spanish Point Community Group An Audio Guide to Spanish Point – Its History and Heritage.
• €5,455 for Kilrush and District Historical Society. The preservation of the Barrett Collection, Kilrush, through the transferal of the collection into suitable archival standard storage to aid cataloguing, accessibility online and long term preservation.
• €5,152 for St. Flannan’s Cathedral Killaloe Conservation & development research and self-guided tour.
• €4,077 to Irish Peatland Conservation Council To learn & share knowledge with the public about Ketts Lough and the development of a site Conservation Management Plan.
• €3,305 for Elder Tree Community Group. Outdoor Based Training & Learning to Facilitate a wild space for children and families to connect with each other and nature, gain a greater understanding of native flora and fauna, engage in traditional crafts, skills and storytelling.
• €1,148 to Killaloe -Ballina Local History Society for Graveyards – training, transcribing and sharing.