The Heritage Council is pleased to announce that the Irish Walled Towns Network Conservation/Capital Projects Grants Scheme 2024 is now open for applications.

For 2024 the scheme will continue to emphasise the conservation of town walls (including new and revised town wall conservation plans and town wall maintenance plans).

Eligible projects include:

  • Conservation of town walls (Conservation, Management Plans must be in place and be either adopted or about to be adopted by the local authority).
  • Preparation of reports and surveys to obtain Ministerial Consent for town wall conservation work
  • Preparation/completion of Conservation Management Plans for new entrants and the updating of existing Conservation Management Plans which are at least five years old
  • Preparation of Maintenance Plans for town walls where significant conservation work has previously taken place

Applicants must be current members of the Irish Walled Towns Network and applications must be made via the Heritage Council’s online grants management system (link below).

Guidelines for applicants are available here.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 29th January 2024.