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'Ireland’s Ancient East' Gets €1m Funding Boost

Published on Dec 14 2015 10:33 AM in General Industry tagged: tourism / Ireland's Ancient East

'Ireland’s Ancient East' Gets €1m Funding Boost

The Government has announced over €1m in further funding for capital projects in Ireland’s Ancient East.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, along with Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, said funding is being made through Fáilte Ireland’s ‘New Ideas in Ancient Spaces’ Capital Grants Scheme and is for a further 13 projects within the Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.

This second phase of investment brings the total funding to €2.26m and comes ahead of a new signage scheme to brand the region which is due to be rolled out in 2016.

This funding under the ‘New Ideas in Ancient Spaces’ Capital Grants Scheme follows a Fáilte Ireland call for applications from interested parties across the region. A further phase of funding in capital supports for the initiative is expected in 2016.

Commenting on this further phase of capital funding for the project, Minister Donohoe today said: “I am delighted to announce a further round of funding for Ireland’s Ancient East and to ensure we maintain the momentum of this initiative and build on the impressive tourism assets we have in the east and south of the country. As this project evolves and grows, I am confident that it will be a perfect complement to the Wild Atlantic way in the west and that it will generate significant additional visitors, revenue and tourism jobs in the east.”

The capital funding announced is being awarded to:

Laois

Laois Heritage Trails, Co Laois

€84,804

Wexford

Ros Tapestry, New Ross, Co Wexford

€16,924

Cork

Cobh Heritage Centre, Co Cork

€28,443

Cork

The Clockgate Tower Youghal, Co Cork

€200,000

Wexford

The Norman Way, Co Wexford

€178,832

Tipperary

The Butler Trail, Co Tipperary

€109,654

Cork

The Lifetime Lab (Steam Centre Visitor Experience), Cork City

€59,685

Carlow

Celtic Tree Experience, Blackstairs Eco Trails, Co Carlow

€48,399

Cavan

Castle Saunderson , Co Cavan

€60,175

Louth

Louth Adventures, Co Louth

€50,590

Meath

Ireland’s Ancient Eats, Co Meath

€49,500

Monaghan

Glaslough Heritage Trail, Co Monaghan

€35,000

Waterford

3D Viking Experience, Waterford City

€145,100

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