Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed confirmation of a grant of €10,000 to the Athy Heritage Centre Museum under the Local and Regional Museums Scheme confirmed by Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphries today.

“As Chairman of the Friends of Athy Heritage Centre I am delighted that this grant, one of the highest in the Country, has been awarded to Athy.  The grant is for the purchase of Touch Screen Multi Media Kiosks which will enhance the visitor experience at the Athy Heritage Centre Museum and help them to attract more visitors.

“Athy and it’s surrounds are rich in heritage and the Museum is a great resource for showcasing the history of the area.  I would like to compliment Margaret and her staff at the Heritage Centre Museum for their hard work and dedication to the development of the centre.  This grant is a great boost to their work.”