Heritage Council Gives Funding Of €7,000 For Denny Street

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Denny Street.

A GRANT of €7,000 has been awarded under the Heritage Council Grants Scheme to help towards the revitalisation and rejuvenation of Denny Street, after an application by Tralee Chamber Alliance.

The Heritage Council and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys have today announced funding for a number of heritage projects in Kerry under its 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme.

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According to the Heritage Council, the grant will help “enhance knowledge and understanding of Denny Street; provide solutions to common challenges facing conservation of historic streets and buildings; public engagement to inform revitalisation and rejuvenation.”

The Community Heritage Grant Scheme supports projects that promote an appreciation and enjoyment of heritage and make a lasting difference to heritage, people and communities.

Other Kerry projects awarded grants under the scheme;

• Development of a Conservation Management Plan for rare blanket bog habitat at Coad Bog, Co. Kerry – To document the heritage significance of Coad Bog, initiate citizen science projects to monitor wildlife on the site and to consult with the community on the development of the bog management plan. Applicant – Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Amount Awarded – €5000

• Killemlagh Church Conservation Report – The aim is to commission a conservation report on the church ruin at Killemlagh, The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry to form the basis for a programme of conservation works on the ruin. Applicant – Kerry County Council. Amount Awarded – €2500

• The Revitalisation and Rejuvenation of Denny Street, Tralee – Enhance knowledge & understanding of Denny St; provide solutions to common challenges facing conservation of historic streets & buildings; public engagement to inform revitalisation & rejuvenation.  Applicant – Tralee Chamber Alliance. Amount Awarded – €7000

• Kerry Diocesan Youth Service – Franciscan Friary Building – To secure the external fabric of the building to ensure its sustainability into the future. Repairs & Replacement to 1.areas of the roof due to misplacement of slates and 2. damaged rainwater goods. Applicant – Kerry Diocesan Youth Service. Amount Awarded €6000

• Erecting an interpretive panel illustrating the John Paul Jones visit to Trabert in 1779 – The aim is to raise awareness among natives and visitors of the man known as the “Father of the United States navy” -John P. Jones – and his escape from the British after taking shelter in Tarbert Bay. Applicant – Tarbert Development Association (TDA). Amount Awarded – €1000

• The Tomb in the Lab – A Public Archaeology Event as part of Kerry Science Festival – To engage Kerry secondary schools & the local community in heritage education by showcasing archaeological science used to deciper the story of Killaclohane Portal Tomb and the people who built it. Applicant – Kerry County Museum. Amount Awarded – €6000

• Reenagross Woodland Park Tour Story Map – To produce a public interactive story map of habitats, biodiversity and conservation management work undertaken at Reenagross Woodland Park, Kenmare. Applicant – Kenmare Tidy Towns. Amount Awarded – €3500

• Old Kilcummin Graveyard Recording Project (Phase 1)- The aim is to digitally record the tombstones in Old Kilcummin Graveyard. These photographs and inscriptions will be freely available to all on Historic Graves website (www.historicgraves.ie). Applicant – Kilcummin Historical Group. Amount Awarded €1500

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