Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Galway Community Groups Share in Heritage Funding

Over €50,000 is being awarded to community groups and organisations in Galway City and County as part of the Community-based Heritage Grant Scheme for 2015.

As TD for Galway West/Mayo South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Committee I warmly welcome this funding for groups across our city and county. Community-based groups are integral to Galway’s heritage and culture which benefits local communities and entices visitors and tourists to our county.

This round of funding benefits groups in both the City and the county and will enable the organisations to plough ahead with important projects across a range of themes including the arts, the environment and build heritage.

Community Based Heritage Grant Scheme 2015

Friends of Merlin Woods The Galway City Community Archaeology and Heritage Project 2,000
Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Royal Irish Academy Galway c. 1200 to c. 1660: the medieval and early modern city 3,000
BirdWatch Ireland Linking communities with nature through conservation of raptors 4,000
Aughrim Community Development Company Ltd. Production of Ashton’s play the Battle of Aughrim 1,000
Kathryn Finney,BirdWatch Ireland Inishee Island – predator proof fence maintenance 2015 3,500
Glenamaddy Community Development Company Glenamaddy Heritage Audit 4,000
Killererin Heritage Society Publication of killererin parish history 3,000
Ballygar Tidy Towns Ballygar Tidy Towns Heritage 2,500
Moyra Manifold The rambling house project 2,000
An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland. Conservation of the Gort Weigh House 4,000
Moyglass Grouse Conservation Group Moyglass Red Grouse Conservation Project 3,000
South East Galway IRD Safeguarding the special heritage interest of former women’s building, Portumna Workhouse. 4,000
Athenry Community Council Trust Limited Athenry Community Council Trust Limited 4,000
Portumna Tidy Towns Portumna Courthouse: Urgent Remedial Repairs to Annex 1,200
Loughrea Medieval Festival A Digital 3D Reconstruction of Medieval Loughrea 3,000
Thoor Ballylee Development Ltd Thoor Ballylee: Conservation and Management Plan 5,000
Friends of the Derry Walls The Derry Walls Heritage Education Project 2,000