Waterford Fine Gael Senator John Cummins has welcomed the allocation of €101,180 for five Waterford projects under the 2021 community monuments fund. The five projects include, Kilgobnet Church, Molana Church, Knockboy Church, Ardmore Roundtower and the Woodstown Viking Site.
Senator Cummins said “The Community Monuments Fund was established to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites. It contains a number of different measures aimed at enabling conservation works to be carried out on archaeological monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support.
In Waterford we are blessed with the built heritage which we have and I would like to compliment the staff at Waterford city and county council; the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government and the OPW for their work in protecting and caring for the many unique assets we have here in Waterford.
Senator Cummins concluded by saying "Our archaeological heritage lies at the very heart of communities, and as a government we are committed to protecting it, that is why this new fund has been increased considerably this year. I will continue to work with my colleagues Minister’s Noonan, Obrien and Burke to progress Waterford projects across the various funding streams available to Waterford city and county council.
A full list of the projects being funded is set out below and can also be found on the Department’s website www.gov.ie/housing