Glenamaddy heritage trail to bid for national award
A HERITAGE trail in Glenamaddy is hoping to secure a national community award as it has been chosen by The Tuam Herald as the paper’s entry in this year’s Get Involved Initiative, sponsored by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
The competition partners community groups with their local newspapers to bring about positive change, with a €12,000 prize fund on offer for the winning projects.
Glenamaddy Community Development Company’s (GCDC) submission involves its ongoing work to promote local heritage in the region, which is currently the focus of an audit.
“We’re delighted to have been chosen to compete for the Get Involved Awards as, if successful in the overall competition, it would be a massive boost to the work we are doing here to promote the many layers of heritage in Glenamaddy,” said Janet Slattery, manager of GCDC.
“We’ve received funding from the Heritage Council to conduct an audit of the heritage in the town and its surrounds which is being conducted by ecologist Janice Fuller and county archaeologist Christy Cunniffe at the moment.