Carlow to receive €48,000 as part of Ireland’s Ancient East Grant Scheme.

1st June, 2018

Carlow is to receive €48,000 as part of Ireland’s Ancient East Grant Scheme, local Fine Gael TD. Pat Deering, has said.

Deputy Deering said: “I’m delighted that Carlow is set to receive this funding under Ireland’s Ancient East Storytelling Interpretation Grant Scheme.

“Ireland’s Ancient East (IAE) was launched in 2016. It has been developed by Fáilte Ireland as a branded visitor experience encompassing the rich heritage and cultural assets that Ireland has to offer in the midlands/eastern half of the country, providing a counterbalance to the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast.

“The Ireland’s Ancient East visitor experience is based on Ireland’s rich built, natural and cultural legacy, made accessible and delivered through storytelling and interpretation at key historical sites throughout the region.

“I am very pleased that Carlow is set to benefit with Duckett’s Grove Historic House & Gardens set to receive €48,000.00

“Ireland’s Ancient East is working in partnership with industry and stakeholders on destination development by creating great places to visit.
“Promoting and supporting our arts, culture and heritage is good for our society, our economy and our national identity, both at home and abroad. Fine Gael recognises that our arts and culture have always been, and always will be, one of Ireland’s enduring strengths.” the Fine Gael TD said.