Thatch Conservation Grant Scheme

The aim of this scheme is to conserve historic thatched roofs to make sure that the buildings are usable and remain part of the cultural landscape of Ireland. The Heritage Council will support projects that apply good practice in thatch conservation, as set out in the document ‘Thatch: a guide to the repair of thatched […]

Grant Scheme for Museum Standards Programme of Ireland Participants (MSPI)

The purpose of the Caring for Collections Scheme is to enable active participants in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) to improve how they care for their collections. By this the Heritage Council mean; • managing the conditions of specific collections, or • conservation treatments for individual objects and documents. By supporting this work, […]

Community Heritage Grants Scheme

The scheme aims to: • promote appreciation and enjoyment of heritage, to make a lasting difference to heritage, people and communities. • reach out to new audiences and make heritage accessible to people with special needs, young adults and minorities, for example. The Heritage Council are looking for creative, engaging projects that provide a way for […]

Public call on new director of Community and Culture to address urgent issues

Last week we were informed of restructuring of roles and directorships of the top 6 directors in the Council. One of the most significant changes is the re-allocation of the Culture and Community remit to Director Sonya Kavanagh in addition to her existing Economic remit.  Director Peter Minnock, who had been director of Community, Culture […]

Council provide details of a new litter regime for the district including a ride on mechanical cleaner for Newbridge

My second adjourned question from January’s MD meeting ‘Following the budget allocations, that the council provide details of a new litter regime for the district including a ride on mechanical cleaner for Newbridge and extra resources to deal with the ongoing and escalating litter problem. Report: The Municipal District Office currently operates a street sweeping […]

Can the Director of Service with overall responsibility for Newbridge Town Hall give his feedback on the recent report from the Management Committee

One of my adjourned questions from January’s MD meeting ‘ Can the Director of Service with overall responsibility for Newbridge Town Hall give his feedback on the recent report from the Management Committee he himself put in place to provide direction on the appropriate and effective use of Newbridge Town Hall? Feedback should include but […]

Can the council put in place a voluntary group to proactively develop a strategy and manage Newbridge Town Hall

My second question at February’s MD meeting ‘ Can the council put in place a voluntary group (as happens successfully elsewhere) to proactively develop a strategy and manage Newbridge Town Hall to maximise the return to the community of our significant and welcome investment in the Town Hall? This group may work with K-Leisure. Here […]

Council outline a fair and transparent process for re-allocating the land offered back to the council by the Hockey Club in Newbridge

My second motion at February’s MD meeting, ‘In the absence of any existing protocol that the council outline a fair and transparent process, maximising community returns, for re-allocating the land offered back to the council by the Hockey Club in Newbridge. Here is the report issued by S.Wallace, Senior Parks Superindendent: A number of clubs […]