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Big boost for Barrow Blueway Route with further allocation of €3.9 million- HEYDON

Total funding from Department of Rural and Community Development will amount to over €9million

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the allocation of an additional €3.9million towards the completion of the Barrow Blueway Route from Lowtown to Athy. Minister Heydon said, “This new allocation of over €3.9million towards the completion of […]

€4.277m Government Funding Confirmed to Progress Athy Food, Drink & Skills Hub

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation today (Thursday) from his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys of Government funding of €4.277m for the planned Food, Drink & Skills Hub at the former Model School in Athy under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

 

“This is another fantastic investment for Athy in a project that will help […]

Kilcullen’s Dún Ailinne site listed on new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland – HEYDON

South Kildare Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Dún Ailinne site in Old Kilcullen has been placed on the new World Heritage Tentative List. Dún Ailinne has been considered to demonstrate Outstanding Universal Value and has been recognised as suitable for nomination to the World Heritage List.

Minister Heydon said “This […]

€126k for 15 Kildare Projects under Built Heritage Scheme – HEYDON

€126,400 has been allocated to 15 Kildare projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme announced this morning (Monday) according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“This funding will fund conservation works to 15 historic and protected structures across County Kildare, helping to safeguard these important structures for future generations.  Projects such as the Cathedral Church of St Brigid […]

Departmental Approval Issued for Repairs of Caragh Bridge – HEYDON

The Department of Heritage have confirmed that approval has been issued to Kildare County Council today to proceed with repair works on Caragh Bridge according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“Following my representations to Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan, I have received confirmation that approval has been issued to Kildare County Council […]

€132,390 Confirmed for Outdoor Recreation Projects in Monasterevin and Old Kilcullen – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of funding of €132,390 for 2 South Kildare outdoor projects in Kilcullen and Monasterevin.

“€15.5m in investment for outdoor infrastructure nationwide announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys this morning under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) includes two important Kildare South projects.

“€87,390 has been awarded […]

St Brigid’s Day 2023 is ideal opportunity to start new public holiday – Heydon

Minister of State and TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has restated his commitment to secure an additional public holiday for St Brigid’s Day.

Minister Heydon said: “I agree with comments from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today that having a public holiday this February would be too soon as it is likely we will still be working […]

Realising the Tourism Potential of Thoroughbred Heritage a major opportunity for Kildare – Minister Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon praises the work of those involved in the Thoroughbred Country Destination Experience Development Plan focused on counties Kildare and Tipperary.

Plans to further develop the tourism experience around Ireland’s world class reputation in the equestrian and thoroughbred sectors will create major opportunities for Kildare, according to Minister of State at the Department of […]

Get out and explore free OPW visitor sites in County Kildare this National Heritage Week – HEYDON

National Heritage Week 2021 is taking place from this year from Saturday, 14th August to Sunday, 22nd August and offers us the chance to explore heritage events and activities across County Kildare, including many OPW sites, all of which are free until the end of the year, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Announcement of €24,293 for the Curragh under the 2021 Community Monuments Grant

 

 

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD that €24,293 has been approved for the Curragh under the Community Monuments Grant 2021 Fund.

 

The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion […]