25 May 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Kinsale and its environs needs a heritage strategy to help make the most of its unique potential, Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said.
Following the news earlier this month that wreck of the Lusitania has been gifted to the Old Head of Kinsale Lusitania Museum Committee, Senator Lombard said: “The town of Kinsale is blessed with an incredibly rich cultural heritage.
Always strategically important, it has witnessed battles and events that have shaped the history of these islands and indeed the rest of the world.
“I was delighted by the generosity of Gregg Bemis in gifting the wreck of the Lusitania to the Old Head of Kinsale Lusitania Museum, and I want to thank him profusely. The sinking of the Lusitania was a defining moment of the first World War, the wreckage represents the incredible historical significance of the area and is an invaluable gift to our community.
“The Lusitania is just one example of the offerings of Kinsale, I believe the town and its environs needs an overarching heritage strategy to help us make the most of what the town has to offer.
“I intend to invite all local stakeholders to a public meeting to come together to create a unified vision for our heritage town.”