Independent TD for Kildare South, Cathal Berry has welcomed the good news today that the Curragh has been allocated €24,292.50 in funding under the Community Monuments Fund 2021.
Deputy Berry commented “The money is to assist with the upkeep of historical sites as part of the new Curragh Plains strategy. It’s great to see some financial backing for the initiative. I believe it’s a real vote of confidence in the area becoming a National Park which I very much support. Grateful to Minister Noonan for providing this funding. We have had regular discussions on the future of the Curragh and I look forward to more such funding being made available into the future.”
The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of local monuments and historic sites. It contains a number of different measures aimed at enabling conservation works to be carried out on archaeological monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support, encouraging access to archaeological monuments and improving their presentation and also building resilience in archaeological monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.