The hard working committee of Slane’s Ledwidge Cottage had recently launched a plea for donations in a bid to carry out much needed renovations to the war poets’ ancestral home.

Whatever the response to those entreaties the committee received a boost this evening when they were one of the heritage projects in the county to receive grants from the Heritage Council, being funded to the tune of nearly €12k

The full list of recipients is below.


Francis Ledwidge Museum & War Memorial Centre receive €11,930 for its Francis Ledwidge Museum Archive Heritage Project 2021.

  • Ardcath Clonalvey Heritage Society allocated €3,700 to record all the remaining headstone details in Piercetown / Clonalvy graveyards.
  • Kells TypeTrail received €15,000 towards the conservation of 1860s Wharfedale Printing Press.
  • St John’s Old Cemetery Restoration Group granted €3,550 for a survey of the fifteenth-century Belfry Tower.
  • Kells Local Heroes allocated €6,000 for its project ‘Colmcille 1500 Kells Illuminations’.