Historic Country Homes and Gardens of Meath
As a county, Meath is rich in built heritage. From the great Georgian buildings of the 18th century to the Palladian mansions and vernacular stone-built cottages, these unique properties reflect the skills of the craftsmen who built them and the passion of the keepers who maintained them.
Constructed by Irish builders, these properties are now increasingly valued for their architectural significance and for the wealth of superb interior decoration. However the financial burden of the day-to-day maintenance, conservation and restoration of historic houses is now a major challenge. Many houses require complex and extensive restoration or conservation work.
The future of Meath's historic homes is by no means secure. It is important that urgent actions are taken to prevent these historic homes and gardens being lost forever.
In response to this we have appointed Tourism Development International and PK Architects to work with the owners of country homes to create a vision for their property's preservation and development in order to boost rural tourism and showcase the stories and histories attached to these great homes.
For more information you are invited to attend an Information Workshop on Wednesday 28th March at 3pm in Headfort House, Kells, Co. Meath To reserve a place please contact David on firstname.lastname@example.org
Meath's Historic Country Homes and Gardens - Call for Expressions of Interest
Meath's Historic Country Homes and Gardens Initiative will comprise of five key stages and up to 6 Country Homes and Gardens will be selected in the first round of the initiative.
The selected poperties can avail of:
- Marketing and Business Development Support
- Conservation and Upgrade Plans
- Interpretation Strategy
- Technical Support
- LEADER Grant Aid of up to €150,000
This is a competitive process with high level expertise and technical assistance available free of charge for those selected.
For further information and and application form contact TDI on email@example.com or phone 01 230 1665
Closing date for applications is 27th April 2012