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Wednesday, 26th June 2019

€2,800 boost for Millmount Museum

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File photo, 24/04/2016: The official opening of the Millmount Museum’s 1916 exhibition. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Drogheda Museum at Millmount is one of 20 museums around the country to benefit from a series of small grants under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019 announced yesterday by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD.

Confirming the announcement to Drogheda Life local TD Fergus O’Dowd said that a total funding of €138,100 that is being made available and €2,800 will go to “The wonderful Museum in Millmount.”

“Drogheda is to benefit from this funding boost with €2,800 approved for the Drogheda Museum Millmount to deliver a permanent exhibition on the history of the site.

“This is positive news and will help protect and promote Drogheda’s cultural heritage” O’Dowd said.

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Minister Madigan said: “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.

“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.

“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.”

The full list of Please successful projects is here:

https://www.chg.gov.ie/app/uploads/2019/06/rmes-2019-allocations.pdf

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