05/05/15

05/05/2015: 28 heritage buildings to benefit from funding under the Structures at Risk Fund 2015 – Minister Humphreys

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has today (Tuesday) announced that 28 heritage structures across the country are set to benefit from a total of €624,000 in funding under the Structures at Risk Fund 2015.

The funding will allow conservation work to be carried out on 28 heritage structures in both private and public ownership deemed to be at significant risk of deterioration and which are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.

Speaking in Kilkenny this afternoon, Minister Humphreys said:

“Protecting our built heritage is so important. The Structures at Risk Fund, which is administered by my Department, provides targeted investment in the most vulnerable aspects of our built heritage. This fund will help to ensure the survival of some of Ireland’s most significant architectural, cultural, archaeological and historic buildings.

“Since 2011, almost 130 structures will have been funded under this scheme.  This year the fund will support a wide range of building types from thatched houses to a school house to a former almshouse.

“Our beautiful old buildings are one of the many reasons that people come to visit this country. By supporting best practice in the conservation of our protected structures, we are contributing to the attraction of our country as a tourist destination.

“Conservation work on older buildings also contributes to local employment, and I believe the preservation of heritage structures is very important for our pride of place. I know the funding being provided today will make a big difference to the 28 projects involved.”

ENDS

 

Note to Editors:

Please see below the full list of projects which will receive funding.

 

Grant Awards under Structures at Risk Fund 2015 

 

Local Authority

Structure

Grant Award

Carlow

Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall

€40,000

Clare

Adelphi House, Clifden, Corofin

€30,000

Cork City

Skiddy’s Almhouse, Shandon, Cork City

€30,000

Cork City

5 Grenville Place, Cork City

€25,000

Cork County

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Emmet Place, Youghal

€20,000

Cork County

Bantry House, Bantry

€15,000

Donegal

Killymard Old Church, Haugh, Donegal Town

€25,000

Dublin City

130 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

€40,000

Fingal

Old Kilbush House, Kilbush, Rush, Co. Dublin

€30,000

Galway City

Cooke’s Bar, 2 Newcastle Road, Galway

€15,000

Galway County

Gort Library, Queen Street, Gort

€15,000

Kerry

Belleville House, Lateeve, Portmagee

€25,000

Kildare

Nuns Graveyard, Sallins

€19,000

Kilkenny

Pleasure House/Tea House, Bateman Quay, Kilkenny

€15,000

Laois

Dun Naoise, The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois

€20,000

Laois

Fisherman’s Thatched Inn, Fishertown, Ballybrittas

€15,000

Limerick City and County

Thatched House, Ballydoorty, Castlemahon

€15,000

Limerick City and County

Mungret College, Dromdarrig

€20,000

Mayo

Bridge House, North Mall, Westport

€25,000

Meath

Agher Church, Rathmoylan

€15,000

Monaghan

Hope Castle Gate Lodge, Hope Castle Demesne, Castleblaney

€40,000

Offaly

Busherstown House, Busherstown

€15,000

Offaly

Charleville Stables, Charleville, Tullamore

€30,000

Sligo

Former School House, Christchurch, Beltra, Sligo

€15,000

Tipperary

Mountain Lodge, Burncourt, Cahir

€15,000

Tipperary

Modeshill Church, Modeshill, Mullinahone

€15,000

Waterford City and County

Thatched House, Kilcannon (Hely), Cappagh

€15,000

Wexford

Ballysampson, Killinick

€25,000

 

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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