Saturday, 18 June 2016

Heritage News From Conor Nelligan

HERITAGE TOURS IN YOUGHAL:
Heritage is on the up and up in Youghal. A heritage led plan for the town is nearing completion, the infamous Clock Gate Tower is expected to be open to the public later in 2016, and now, walking tours of St. Mary's Collegiate Church are available at 11:00 am and 14:30 pm each day, Tuesday to Sunday. St. Mary's is a magnificent 13th century church and the tour is a most memorable one, getting an insight into the fascinating history of Youghal and its key historic names including Sir Walter Raleigh and Cork's 1st Earl, Richard Boyle. See the attached flier for more information.
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THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF NORTH CORK – FOCUS ON CHRISTIAN SITES

Cork County Council is examining the possibility of developing an archaeological/heritage package for the North Cork area relating to the Christian sites in the area that are accessible by the public. The area would stretch from the Nagle Mountains to the County Boundary in the north east and west. The intention is to develop a package of Christian sites that would be of interest, both to locals and tourists alike, and sites will include churches; graveyards, thatched chapels, mass rocks, abbeys, holy wells and a range of other such sites. Cork County Council is particularly interested in sites that are (a) publicly accessible (b) have an interesting story to tell (c) are attractive to both the national and international visitor and (d) that may have an interesting historical figure associated with the site/story. Cork County Council would greatly appreciate any and all observations/details/recommendations from the public to be emailed to cork.heritage@corkcoco.ie
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HERITAGE COUNCIL GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Close to 400 applications were received by the Heritage Council under this year's Heritage Management Grant Scheme. Of these, 171 applicants were successful, resulting in an overall allocation of €880,346. The County of Cork saw six successful projects, an overall boost of €38,400 to heritage in the County. Successful projects included a conservation plan for church and graveyard in Inchigeela, Conservation works at Donnybrook House, conservation of the wooden ship deck of the ILEN Vessel, conservation of Bandon's King Billy Flag, a conservation report for the Allin Institute Community Building in Bandon and a conservation plan for the O' Daly bardic school on the Sheep's Head peninsula.

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