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€220,000 In Grant Funding For Wicklow Heritage Projects

Wicklow Minister Simon Harris has confirmed more than €220,000 in funding for Wicklow Heritage sites and projects through the Heritage Council Grant Awards 2023.

Speaking today, Minister Harris said, “I am delighted to be able to confirm that County Wicklow has been awarded €224,100 in grant funding through the Heritage Council for a number of sites and projects across the county. This funding is being provided in order to ensure that Wicklow’s many important heritage sites are both protected and maintained, and I am looking forward to being able to see these works take place. From Rathnew to Roundwood, and Arklow to Avoca, I am glad to see so many projects and organisations in Wicklow being awarded funding and will continue to support our county’s heritage initiatives with my colleagues in Government however possible”.

Grant Recipients in County Wicklow:

  • Birdwatch Ireland – Improving access and habitats for East Coast Nature Reserve - €19,500
  • Rathnew Heritage Group – Wicklow Heritage Film Project - €19,457
  • Roundwood and District Historical Archaeological and Folklore Society - €5,953
  • ReWild Wicklow – Barnacullian Ridge Peatland - €8,500
  • Avoca Parish Finance Committee – St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Church Conservation Services - €9,600
  • Arklow Town Team - Arklow Pottery Online - €14,090
  • Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconcilliation – Development of interpretation strategy - €20,000
  • Wicklow Uplands Council – Core Funding 2023 - €50,000
  • Alfred Beit Foundation – Core Funding Costs - €20,000
  • Wicklow County Council – Wicklow Community Archaeology Project 2023 - €20,000
  • Wicklow County Council – Glendalough Community Excavation - €10,000
  • Wicklow County Council – Our Wicklow Heritage - €27,000

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