Thursday, February 09, 2017

Any 'lonely' monuments out there?

Are there any archaeological or heritage monuments in the Kilcullen area that are 'forgotten or lonely', and could do with some TLC, writes Brian Byrne.

If so, there's a chance that the community could be given aid to restore, conserve and provide interpretation of their value.

The 2017 Adopt a Monument Scheme operated by the Heritage Council is offering four places on the Scheme for local projects.

Last year six sites across Ireland were chosen to take part in the Scheme. They ranged from Anglo-Norman motte fortifications, a 17th century church, a stone fort, industrial heritage and a handball alley.

Training and assistance in recording, understanding and surveying these sites was provided to the community groups that adopted them.

The Adopt a Monument Scheme is managed by Abarta Heritage on behalf of The Heritage Council. The closing date for applications is 19 February 2017. To apply or for more information log on to the relevant website, or contact Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation, The Heritage Council, 056 7770777;  or Roisin Burke, Abarta Heritage, 052 6189468.