first_imgThe Heritage Council has today announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Donegal under its 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.Here is a list of the projects and the funding they have received.· Repointing of Holy Trinity Church, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, applicant Holy Trinity Church, Dunfanaghy. The repointing in lime mortar is part of a sustainable plan, which includes insulation and the installation of geo-thermal heating. Amount awarded – €4000. · Dunfanaghy Heritage Trails, applicant The Workhouse. This grant will permit the production of three flyers to compliment trails in the Dunfanaghy area; The Historic Dunfanaghy Town Trail, The Lurgabrack Wildlife Trail and the Historical Dunfanaghy Scenic Drive all on the WAW. Amount awarded – €1000.· Conservation of Templecrone Church, applicant Maghery Heritage Group. This project will facilitate the preparation of conservation specifications for repairs and conservation works on Templecrone Church and gravestones using drawings, rectified photography and written specifications, preparation of a method statement and site works strategy. Amount awarded – €4000.· Inch Fort Project – Stage 1, applicant The Meitheal Trust. This project will accommodate structural remedial works aimed at the preservation of Inch Fort. Amount awarded – €1300.· The conservation of the ruins of Kilbarron castle, applicant Kilbarron Castle Conservation Project. This project aims to conserve and stabilise the current remnants of Kilbarron Castle and based on a conservation plan will ensure this site can be used to celebrate the important story of the Four Masters, Michael O’Cleirigh, chief of the Four Masters and promote this story and site through Summer Schools, festivals and education /community projects in the future. Amount awarded – €4000. · St. Catherine’s Church Conservation Project, applicant Killybegs History & Heritage Committee. Principal work this year will be the preparation of detailed conservation specifications to allow for consent for works to be achieved. This is a very important step in our project in ensuring the structure and site is safe for locals and visitors to enjoy this nationally important site. Amount awarded – €3500· Preservation of the Thatched Roof of National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, applicant Brendan Fox. This project is to re-thatch the roof of our family farmhouse. Records show that this cottage has been owned by family since the early 1800’s. Amount awarded – €4,000.· Preparation of a Conservation Plan for Straid Church, Clonmany, Co.Donegal , applicant Old Church Conservation Group, St Columba’s Church of Ireland, Straid, Clonmany, Co Donegal. This will consist of four reports; a conservation report, a Structural Inspection Report, an Archaeological Report and a Natural Heritage Survey. Amount awarded – €2,500.· Restoration and maintenance of the fabric of St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe, applicant St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe. This project will undertake a professional survey of the external and internal fabric of the Cathedral in order to identify, prioritise and carry out necessary works to maintain the integrity of the building. Amount awarded – €2,000.· Early Christian Landscapes of Inishowen: Moville, applicant Bernician Studies Group. This project will commission a field recording of graveyard features and magnetometer survey around the Cooley graveyard, Moville. This will culminate in a public conference for the protection, development and growth of heritage-based tourism, education and cultural exploitation of Irishwomen’s Early Christian archaeological heritage. Amount awarded – €2,000. · Inch Island Partridge Project, applicant Inch Island Gun Club. The Inch Island Partridge Project sets out to develop and enhance suitable farmland habitat for the reintroduction of Partridge into Co. Donegal and to implement suitable measures to increase the survivability of the introduced birds. Amount awarded – €4,000.· Burtonport, The Cooperage: Conservation Specifications for Urgent Repair Work, applicant Burtonport Heritage Group. This project will allow for the production of conservation specifications for the Repair of the Cooperage in Burtonport. Amount award – €3,000.· Killymard Old Church Restoration – Feasibility Report, applicant Killymard Old Church Restoration Committee. This project will allow for the preparation of a feasibility report that will indicate what activities could be accommodated within the constraints of the structure while taking into account the needs and wishes of all sectors of the community. Amount awarded -€2,000.· Conservation plan for Christchurch and Glebelands, Buncrana, applicant Church of Ireland. This project will allow for the development of a conservation plan to ensure safe access for the community to an historic and central building in Buncrana town centre, so that it can be fully integrated into the heritage of the town. Amount awarded -€2,000. · Ned’s Point Heritage Development Plan, applicant Swilly Marine & Heritage Exploration Centre. Develop a conservation plan which will allow us to apply for funding to the local development partnership or elsewhere when funding becomes available. The Eventual aim is to create a digital heritage observation centre, to promote heritage to locals, visitors and schools. Amount awarded €3,500.· HISTORIC STREETS ALIVE 2015, applicant Mary Kerrigan. This project will see communities co-create street visions in Letterkenny and Derry. This will see the use of fresh and new interactive methods engaging Church Lane, Letterkenny and Derry’s Fountain and Chamberlain Streets. Amount awarded – €3000.· Raphoe Ulster-Scots Heritage Weekend , applicant Ulster-Scots Agency. The Ulster-Scots Heritage Weekend will focus upon the rich heritage brought to Raphoe and East Donegal by Scottish Settlers 400 years ago and which has shaped the physical and cultural heritage of the area. The weekend will seek to raise awareness within the wider community of the Ulster-Scots heritage. Amount awarded -€2,500.. Managing Corncrake habitats in Donegal and Mayo, applicant Bird Watch Ireland. This project will see the continued management of meadow areas for Corncrakes on Tory Island, Co. Donegal and Termoncarragh Reserve, Co. Mayo. Benefits to local communities will include tourism potential deploying local contractors to carry out wildlife management. Amount awarded €5,000.HERITAGE PROJECT FUNDING – WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img