Community Monuments Fund 2022
Kilkenny County Council has secured funding to conserve and protect three medieval churches and graveyards under the Community Monuments Fund 2022. The works will help protect them from the impacts of climate change, and keep them safe for current and future generations to access and appreciate.
Urgent conservation works to stabilise and conserve the 13thC church ruin. Kilkenny County Council will oversee a team of archaeologists, conservation engineers/architects and stone masons to repair and conserve its distinctive double bell-tower, along with the walls, doors and windows of the church.
Urgent conservation works to stabilise and conserve the late 12th/early 13thC church. Kilkenny County Council will oversee a team of archaeologists, conservation engineers /architects and stone masons to repair and conserve the church walls, and the adjacent graveyard boundary wall.
Conservation Management Plan for the medieval church and graveyard at Grangefertagh. Kilkenny County Council will work with a team of archaeologists, conservation engineers/architects, and ecologists to develop a plan which will provide a vision, policies and actions to help protect and conserve the site for future generations.
The projects will be jointly managed by the Environment Section and Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council. The Community Monuments Fund aims to assist with conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments. The scheme is funded and managed by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is administered in Kilkenny by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council.
This funding was originally advertised in February and details can be found here