In early 2018, Laois County Council was successful in obtaining funding from the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the new Historic Towns Initiative. The project funded will see the transformation of Fort Protector and Fitzmaurice Place at the historic core of the town, over several phases.
Phase I of the project is now nearing completion, and Phase II will start in late 2019.
Details of the project can be downloaded below:
- 2018-04 Fort Protector Part VIII Heritage Impact Assessment
- 2018-04 Fort Protector Part VIII Archaeological Impact Assessment
This project received funding under the Historic Towns Initiative 2018 which is a partnership between the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.