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Midlands Monuments Receive €175,000 Conservation Grant

Kinnitty High Cross and Drumcullen High Cross, photo credit:

It's coming under funding earmarked in the July Stimulus Plan.

€175,000 is going towards conserving nine midlands monuments. 

Drumcullen Medieval Church, Kinnity; Athlone Town Wall; and Dysart Gallen Church in Ballinakill are among the top beneficiaries.

The aim of the funding is to enable conservation works, encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation, and build resilience to ensure they can withstand the effects of climate change.

It's all part of the €1.4 million Community Monuments Fund earmarked under the government's July Stimulus Plan.

The projects receiving funding are:


  • Killabban Medieval Church, Co. Laois - €25,000
  • Lea Graveyard, Portarlington - €3,450
  • Dysart Gallen Church, Ballinakill, Co. Laois - €29,014


  • Drumcullen Medieval Church, Kinnity, Co Offaly - €40,202
  • St Brendans Church, Birr, Co. Offaly - €4,235
  • Blundall Castle, Edenderr, Co. Offaly - €8,000


  • Athlone Town Wall, Co. Westmeath - €35,305
  • Fore Gaol, Fore, Co. Westmeath - €16,280
  • Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath - €13,995

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