" I Think It's Going To Happen" - State Backs Birr Castle Observatory For UNESCO Heritage Status

Photo Credit: birrcastle.com

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan believes the midlands amenity will win UNESCO status.

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan believes a midlands heritage site's application for UNESCO World Heritage status is destined for success.

Birr Castle and Observatory will enter the partnership with Dunsink Observatory and the Armagh Observatory, following the announcement of almost €1bn in cross-border project funding.

The funding will also provide millions of euro worth of investment in other historically significant places such as the Battle of the Boyne site in Meath.

Laois Offaly Fine Gael TD, Charlie Flanagan is confident that the bid for Birr will be successful:

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