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Fáilte Ireland Invests Over €1m In Little Museum Of Dublin

By Dave Simpson

The Little Museum of Dublin has received grant of over €1 million from Fáilte Ireland to develop a universally accessible museum in the capital, according to a statement published on Fáilte Ireland's website.

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The expanded museum will include a cinema, an education centre and library, and a new lift to allow universal accessibility to all public areas, according to the statement published on FáilteIreland.ie, which also stated it is expected that the new developments will increase the museum's capacity by 45% when they are complete, and that they will attract 215,000 visitors by the 10th year of reopening.

Statements

The statement published on FáilteIreland.ie included a statement from Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy that said, "The Little Museum of Dublin has been a wonderful attraction in our city over the past 10 years. I am delighted at today's announcement, which is sure to enhance the enjoyment of Dubliners and tourists alike for many years to come. The 35-year lease that Dublin City Council recently granted to the Little Museum, coupled with this funding from Fáilte Ireland, shows the confidence we all have that even a little museum can have a big impact."

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The statement published on FáilteIreland.ie included a statement from Fáilte Ireland director product development Orla Carroll that said, "Developing attractions that are central, engaging and universally accessible is crucial for the sustainable development of tourism in Dublin City Centre. The funding of €1.03 million under Fáilte Ireland's Grant Scheme for Large Tourism Projects will transform The Little Museum of Dublin into a best-in-class example of an accessible attraction, available for everyone to explore when visiting Dublin."

The statement published on FáilteIreland.ie included a statement from the museum's CEO, Sarah Clancy, that said, "With a collection of over 6,000 publicly donated artefacts to tell the story of our city, over the past decade we have embraced our role as a people's museum. As our registered charity has grown, we have always been aware that we were not universally accessible for everyone. This is about to change. This milestone has taken trust and determination from our patrons in Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council. Once this building work is completed, our incredible team will continue to focus on providing a world class museum experience at the heart of Dublin."

The statement published on FáilteIreland.ie also included a statement from the museum's chair, Dr Rhona Mahony, that said, "This funding will enable the Little Museum to build a really great accessible Dublin experience and to build a valuable cultural resource at the heart of our city for guests from all over the world. I admire and am grateful to Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council who have shown unwavering support to the important work that our team is doing on St Stephen's Green."

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