History & Heritage

Minister Moran Announces €1m for Royal Canal Greenway

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD has today announced a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched it will be the longest Greenway in Ireland totalling 130km in length, connecting Maynooth in Co Kildare with Clondara in Co. Longford. The funding will be provided from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Budget 2020 allocation for Greenways.

Unknown monuments identified close to Newgrange in 'exceptionally successful' survey

"Around 40 previously unknown monuments have been identified in the Brú na Bóinne area close to Newgrange as a result of what a leading archaeologist says was an “exceptionally successful” survey." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/unknown-monuments-identified-close-to-newgrange-in-exceptionally-successful-survey-942120.html

Minister Brendan Griffin cuts the ribbon to officially open Kells Courthouse - Tourism and Cultural Hub

An exciting and interactive new exhibition on the Story of Kells was opened on May 30th by Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.  The new permanent tourism exhibition, developed with a Fáilte Ireland investment of €125,000 and matchfunded by Meath County Council, has created a state of the art tourism exhibition. Meath County Council has invested in restoring the Kells Courthouse building to the highest standard and yesterday marked the official re-opening as a new

Púca, Fáilte Ireland’s New Festival will Celebrate Ireland as the Home of Halloween

Púca is the name of Fáilte Ireland’s exciting new festival that aims to position Ireland internationally as the home of Halloween. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced the name of the festival, which will take place this year in Ireland’s Ancient East, and has been developed in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils.


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