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Heritage

€1.65m for Development of Athy Library

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Friends of Athy Heritage Centre Museum,  has welcomed the announcement of €1.65m funding for the development of  library services for Athy, allocated by the Department of the Environment. This is part of a €22 million investment by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in some 16 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Athy, Heritage, Press Release|

Arts Grants Support Riverbank and Griese Youth Theatre

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys that almost €13,000 has been allocated to theatres in Kildare South as part of her Departments Small Capital Grants Scheme.

“€9,135 has been allocated to Riverbank Arts Centre for computer equipment, lighting and a stage […]

Minister Coveney Agrees to save Gates at Magee Barracks

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Defence Simon Coveney that his Department are to remove the gates at the entrance to Magee Barracks and preserve them ahead of the upcoming auction of the barracks. This follows a meeting between the Minister and representatives from Kildare Town groups organised […]

2016-10-23T07:20:04+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Army, Defence, Heritage, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]

Potential for Kildare from new Tourism Initiative

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week said that the new Tourism initiative from Failte Ireland “Irelands Ancient East” provides a great opportunity for Kildare to showcase its rich heritage and many important sights. He was speaking following the launch of the initiative this […]