Kilkenny’s Labour Party TD Ann Phelan has welcomed funding for several projects in Kilkenny city and county by the Heritage Council
Under their grant scheme, the Heritage Council will allocate funds to projects across the county - amongst the ones to benefit in the city are the Butler Gallery Collection, and further archaeological investigations at St Canice’s Cathedral.
As former Chair of the Heritage Forum, Ann Phelan pointed out that these projects offer substantial economic benefits to the local economy, through the establishment of direct employment and, because of that, ancillary and indirect employment as well and will also be a welcome boost for local tourism.
“In these hard times, it is great to be able to get support for local services and initiatives, with this funding’Specifically for Kilkenny will be an in-depth Condition Survey of the important Butler Gallery Collection in preparation for the permanent display of the Collection at the new Museum at Evan’s Home.
“Also included is an important programme to raise awareness of the Heritage of the County of Kilkenny – this will done through a series heritage events and publicity.
Also to benefit from the funding will be a publication of the results of the 21 archaeological investigations that have taken place at St. Canice’s Cathedral.