Application for Community Monuments Fund 2023 in Fingal now open

Applications close on January 27, 2023

by Rose Barrett
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The Community Monuments Fund for 2023 in Fingal is now open for applications until January 27, 2023. 

First established in 2020, this fund Fund provides investment in Fingal#’s valuable archaeological heritage and helps the owners and the guardians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them in to the future for the benefit of communities and the public.

In 2022 over €400,000 in funding was allocated through Fingal County Council to seven projects including consolidation works at St Columba’s towers, Swords, St Marnock’s Church, Portmarnock,  St Catherine’s Church, Rush and Rush Tower House.  A number of surveys and conservation management reports were carried out at Moat Wood, Naul, Balrothery Tower House and St Mary’s Church, Clonmethan, Oldtown.

Heritage Officer, Christine Baker states ‘There are over 1200 archaeological sites and monuments in Fingal. This fund provides an opportunity not only for their protection and consolidation but for their interpretation and presentation making our archaeological heritage more accessible to all’.

Fingal County Council is now inviting applications under three streams to be carried out in  2023:

  • Stream 1 will offer grants up to €100,000 aimed at essential repairs and capital works for the conservation and repair of archaeological monuments.
  • Stream 2 will offer grants of up to €30,000 for development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports that are aimed at identifying measures for conservation of archaeological monuments and improving public access.
  • Stream 3 will offer grants of up to €30,000 for enhancement of access infrastructure and interpretation (including virtual/online) at archaeological monuments

Applicants should read the CMF Handbook carefully and ensure that method statements and relevant consents are included with the application.

  • Complete Form CMF-A below (relevant sections only)
  • Attach a comprehensive Method Statement
  • Submit to Heritage Officer, Fingal County Council before 5pm Frida, January 27 2023 

Please contact the Heritage Officer with any queries, email  [email protected]

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