Heritage News and events 11th January 2023

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andrew.slevin • 13 January 2023


Waterways Ireland Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023 is now open. Applications will be considered from communities seeking assistance for projects related to inland waterways' heritage including data collection & research,  good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects, etc. For details see Heritage Grant 2023 - Application Guidance. The deadline for receipt of Application Form 2023 is  31st Jan 2023

The Local Authority Waters and Communities web portal is now open for applications to the Community Water Development Fund for 2023. Deadline for application : 7th Feb 12pm. Access the application form and guidelines: Log in | Online Consultation Portal of the Waters and Communities Office Online Community Water Development Fund Clinic on Friday, 13th January at 11am via a Zoom Webinar. Register here: http://bit.ly/3FhDs8Z  

*Reminder Built Heritage Grant Schemes are open for applications and deadline for applications is 31st Jan

Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) offers grant assistance for essential conservation works to Protected Structures, buildings in Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs), and thatched buildings. Historic Structures Fund (HSF) is aimed towards Protected Structures in community use with funding also available for historic shop fronts and vernacular structures. For details of these grant schemes and to download an application form see: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/planning/conservationheritage/conservationheritagegrants/ If you have any queries in relation to these schemes contact Heritage@Westmeathcoco.ie

The Community Monument Fund (CMF) from the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is now open for applications. The Community Monuments Fund aims to assist with conservation, research and interpretation of archaeological monuments by communities and private owners. Funding is available in three streams:

Stream 1 for essential repairs and conservation works at archaeological monuments.

Stream 2 for development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports to identify necessary conservation measures and any issues requiring future attention.

Stream 3 for enhancement of access infrastructure and interpretation at archaeological monuments, including development of online interpretative material.

For details and application forms see:

Deadline for applications is 31st Jan details and application forms available here http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/planning/conservationheritage/conservationheritagegrants/ (scroll down). If you have queries in relation to this grant scheme contact heritage@wetmeathcoco.ie If you have any queries in relation to this grant schemes contact Heritage@Westmeathcoco.ie

New Community Wetlands Forum video  short promo featuring Eileen Fahy of Kilteevan Tidy towns and Eugene Dunbar from ETHOS, Tyrrellspass. Watch the video here.

Decade of Centenaries Blogs: Several new blogs have been uploaded to the blog page including the winning entry from the school essay competition and a blog by guest author Dr Síobhra Aiken ‘Breaking the silence: Anthony O’Connor’s......‘factual account’ of the Irish Civil War in Athlone. These can be accessed here: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/decadeofcentenaries


25 Jan, 8pm Greville Arms Hotel: Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society host  Mr Justice Peter Charleton for a talk on Hitler’s Hangman - Reinhard Heydrich: a multimedia presentation on the life and assassination of Hitler’s most notorious henchman.