20 April 2017:
€11.5m is to be invested in the refurbishment of ten key OPW sites in Dublin and within Ireland’s Ancient East region.
Fáilte Ireland announced the funding – which comes as part of the agency’s strategic partnership with the OPW – from its Capital Grants budget, and will cover a new €3m museum and viewing platform in The Record Tower at Dublin Castle.
There is also significant funding for the Rock of Cashel (€1.78m), as well as Newgrange (€1m), Knowth (€1.4m), and the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (€2.58m).
The other sites receiving investment are: Ormond Castle in Co Tipperary (€585,000), King John’s Castle, Carlingford (€400,000), Glendalough in Co Wicklow (€349,000), The Phoenix Park – tourism and amenity study (€300,000), and Boyne Valley (€120,000).
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