Almost €60,000 in funding has been granted for the protection of three of Donegal’s best-loved monuments.
Donegal County Council will receive €42,000 to be used on Rathmullan Abbey, €2,360 for St. Mura’s Cross Slab in Fahan and €15,000 for works at Killydonnell Friary and graveyard near Ramelton.
The Community Monuments Funding for Donegal was welcomed by Fianna Fáil Minister Charlie McConalogue today, who said: “This funding will do two things. Maintain and protect our rich history here in Donegal but also go some way to providing income for skilled tradespeople involved in the upkeep of such monuments.
“As more of us stay in our counties during the pandemic we have a greater appreciation of our history and surroundings. It is important we preserve these monuments and I am delighted to work with my colleagues in Government to secure this funding for Donegal,” concluded Minister McConalogue.