Helping development of quality visitor experiences

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

We have now launched our New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme to encourage the development of compelling visitor experiences throughout the Ireland’s Ancient East region. This is intended to be the first phase of funding to ensure that the Ireland’s Ancient East brand delivers on its promise to visitors.

The scheme will favour projects which match what visitors to Ireland’s Ancient East are expecting, namely a destination:

  • that is easy and enjoyable to explore;
  • where heritage experiences are memorable because they tell their story so well;
  • where the stories told at individual heritage sites link to other sites across the region and to an overall timeline, building to a unique, fascinating and enriching journey through 5,000 years of European history.

Please note that this is a capital supports scheme.

New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme

Kilkenny Castle and River Nore


The application process for the New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme closed on 13 July 2015. Guidelines for applications can be downloaded below. We would like to hear from you before you submit an application. If you have a proposal, please contact us at ancient.spaces@failteireland.ie, with:

  • a brief description of your visitor experience and your proposal;
  • your location in Ireland’s Ancient East;
  • your contact details.

Once we receive this information, a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Capital grants scheme application guidelines

The application guidelines for the New ideas in Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme can be downloaded here.

Download the application guidelines [pdf, 896kb]