Monday, 26 March 2012

€1.9m funds to spend on our heritage

WEXFORD LOCAL DEVELOPMENT has a budget of almost €1.9 million for heritage projects around the county.

Groups and individuals who want to find out more about the heritage grants are invited to a seminar in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

The event follows a similar wellattended seminar held recently to inform people about a village development programme for which grants are also available.

The money has been allocated under the Eu/state-funded National Rural Development (Leader) Programme which is continuing up to the end of 2013.

Wexford Local Development is determined that local community groups, businesses and individuals avail of the grant package to promote and develop Wexford's heritage.

The 'Developing Your Heritage' seminar will be attended by representatives from the Heritage Council and WLD.

Among the speakers will be Dr. Ronano' Flaherty, a Wexford-based heritage consultant who has been involved in several major heritage developments in County Wexford.

He will be joined by Alan Ryan of the Colclough Walled Garden at Tintern Abbey which is being restored to its former glory by Hook Rural Tourism; Aidan Quigley of Loftus Hall and Jim Hurley, an environmentalist interested in protecting the natural heritage of the south Wexford coast.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge. To book a place or to obtain more information, contact Seamus Doran at Wexford Local Development, (053) 9155885 or email sdoran@wld.ie

MARIA PEPPER

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