There's a new team at staff at Carlingford Heritage Centre, who have been appointed by the directors of the Carlingford Louth Heritage Trust to work with them to develop and strengthen the activities of the Trust and to increase engagement with the local community.
Castlebellingham native Linda Stevens takes over as new manager. Linda formerly worked at the University of Limerick managing a UL community enterprise company. . Linda believes Carlingford offers a lot to its residents and visitors and can do more to enhance town life and to attract heritage tourism.
Local woman Sheila Boyle is the new Administrator, having already been associated with the Heritage Centre for some time. She knows the history of Carlingford well and has a particular interest in genealogy and enjoys helping visitors search for their family connections with the area.
The new caretaker is Gerry Hoey. Originally from Tallanstown, he now lives in Blackrock and has a keen interest in the area and in particular is interested in environmental conservation.
Carlingford Heritage Trust Chairman, Harry Mc Carthy is delighted to welcome the new staff team. He says "the appointment of full-time staff funded by Pobal CSP scheme is of tremendous benefit to our Board as it will relieve the Directors of the Trust of the daily management role which they have carried out over the last 30 years