Tipp heritage projects receive funding

The Museum Mining Project in The Old School, The Commons and the MacDonagh Museum Collection, Cloughjordan, have been included in 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.

The Museum Mining Project in The Old School, The Commons and the MacDonagh Museum Collection, Cloughjordan, have been included in 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.

The Heritage Council recently announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Tipperary under its 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.

A total of 197 heritage projects nationwide have been awarded funding under the scheme, which supports the continuing conservation and development of Irish heritage through local community based groups.

Funding of €547,000 is being provided through the Heritage Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The scheme has proven once again to be in demand, with over 600 applications received. It is expected to generate total investment of more than €1 million.

The Mining Museum Project, Old School, The Commons.

The Mining Project is intended to promote and record mining heritage of the Slieveardagh Hills in Tipperary with a view to enhance the collection of artefacts in the museum with images and information on the mining structures in the area. Amount Awarded - €3,000

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.