Heritage & Communities
Galway County Heritage Office works proactively with individuals, communities and schools in assisting them to raise awareness of their built, natural and cultural heritage assets; to increase knowledge of local heritage and to undertake projects to best heritage practice. In addition to this the Heritage Office works in partnership (depending on resources) with heritage groups on a wide range of local heritage initiatives. The Community Archaeologist provides advice, guidance and assistance to individuals, communities and schools on a wide range of archaeological heritage issues and projects. Some of the community projects the Heritage Office is involved in include the following: Galway Beo, Tuke Emigration Scheme, Golden Mile of Galway Project, Athenry Walled Towns Day, Loughrea Medieval Festival, the digital mapping of graveyards, development of heritage audits and Féile na gClogh.
Community Monuments Fund 2021
Applications due 12th April 2021
Galway County Council in conjunction with the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2021. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments.
The Community Monuments Fund will invest essential capital to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. Proposed projects shall
- enable conservation works to be carried out on monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support;
- encourage access to monuments and improve their presentation;
- build resilience in our monuments to enable them to withstand the effects of climate change.
The Department encourages project promoters to incorporate a traditional skills training element.
Who Can Apply?
Private applicants or community groups who are the owners or custodians of monuments may apply.
(State-funded organisations working in the heritage area may apply directly to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit.)
Up to 100% of project costs may be funded.
How to Apply?
Applications from landowners, custodians and community groups within the County of Galway must be completed and forwarded in Word Format to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject Line CMF2021(+Project Name) by Friday 12th April 2021.
Further information and CMF-A application form for individuals and community groups may be downloaded below.
A link to a recorded information evening on funding for community groups is available HERE.
A link to information on how to identify Recorded Monuments in your area is available HERE
For further information or queries regarding applications contact
Marie Mannion, The Heritage Officer, Galway County Council email@example.com 087 908 8387
Bernie Doherty, Galway County Community Archaeologist firstname.lastname@example.org 086 1003888.