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Monaghan Peace Campus To Provide Boost For...

30 April 2019

A new 14.5million Peace Campus, launched today in Monaghan town, will provide a major boost for Ulster-Scots in County Monaghan and the wider border region.

Speaking after the launch, Ulster-Scots Agency Chief Executive, Ian Crozier, said, “The Peace Campus project will provide valuable shared space for the entire community in County Monaghan.  Importantly however, it will also provide a dedicated space where the story of the minority Ulster-Scots community will be told.  This will be the first time that Ulster-Scots identity will be recognised and celebrated in a public building in the Irish Republic.  We hope that this important milestone will be the foundation for much greater levels of support for the Ulster-Scots community in the Monaghan/Cavan border region and we look forward to working with Monaghan County Council to make it a reality.”

The Ulster-Scots Agency has supported Monaghan County Council in developing the Peace Campus concept, which has secured €9.5million in funding from the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, via the Special EU Programmes Body.  The remaining €5million will come from Monaghan County Council.

In addition to the new Ulster-Scots cultural space, the Peace Campus will include a range of cultural facilities including provision for young people, a new library and a new county museum, which will all be located on a regenerated brownfield site at Plantation Road near the town centre in Monaghan.