The aim of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan is to create and promote an increased knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the natural, built and cultural heritage of County Roscommon, and to conserve it for future generations, in other words: notice – care – enjoy.

Objective 1 of County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2012-2016 is to collect and disseminate heritage information – ‘Notice’ – so as to facilitate the development of a comprehensive heritage database for the county and to make this information available to all. Under this objective, Action 1.3 is to establish a heritage bursary and sponsor annually one piece of third level research on an understudied aspect of the county’s heritage.

Objective 2 of County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2012-2016 is to promote best practice in heritage conservation and management ‘Care’ – so as to promote and advise on best practice standards for heritage conservation and management within the county. Under this objective, Action 2.5 is to provide a small annual bursary for one community heritage project.

‘Roscommon County Council is now inviting applications for both bursaries’, said Nollaig Feeney Heritage Officer. Information sheets and application forms can be obtained from Roscommon County Council Customer Services, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, phone 090 6632500 or email They can also be downloaded from the Heritage Section of Bursary reports from previous years can be downloaded also.


The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and accompanying information is 5.00pm, Tuesday 7th March 2017. Projects must be completed by 31st October 2017.

Community Heritage Bursary 2017 – Information and Application Form.doc (size 160.3 KB)

Heritage Research Bursary 2017 – Information and Application Form.doc (size 165.9 KB)