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St Patrick’s Cathedral receives great funding news

St Patrick’s Cathedral received two major funding boosts this week. Two separate announcements will see the cathedral receive grants totaling €320,000 which will enable improvements to the visitor experience and facilitate essential repairs to the cathedral.

The first announcement came on Tuesday (March 26) when Fáilte Ireland revealed that St Patrick’s Cathedral was among the successful applicants for the ‘Dublin’s Surprising Stories Grants Scheme’. The cathedral has been awarded €120,000 towards providing overseas visitors with access to the great stories Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has to offer via audio–guides.

Yesterday (Thursday March 28) it was announced by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht that the cathedral will also receive €200,000 towards essential roof repairs, the largest amount awarded via the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

Both announcements were warmly welcomed by Dean William Morton. “Both of these successful funding applications reflect a tremendous effort on the part of the cathedral staff in seeking out and engaging in opportunities for institutional advancement and I hope you will join me in congratulating them on this very positive news,” he commented.

Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan and Dean William Morton with some of the cathedral's choristers at the funding announcement.
Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan and Dean William Morton with some of the cathedral's choristers at the funding announcement.