16/06/14

16/06/2014 – Minister announces allocation to fund Conservation Works to Heritage Buildings in State Care

Minister announces allocation to fund Conservation Works to Heritage Buildings in State Care

16th June:   Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan announced today the allocation of €347,200 to five local authorities for urgent conservation and preservation works to five heritage structures of national significance.

 

This allocation will assist with works to safeguard a number of important buildings and monuments protected under the Planning and Development Act or under the National Monuments Acts.

The heritage structures funded are all of significant special interest.

Minister Deenihan said: “I am delighted to be able to support urgently needed conservation work to these highly important structures.   Our national built heritage is a valuable asset which, as well as enriching our environment, generates considerable economic activity in tourism, construction and related industries.”

 

The amounts recommended are between €60,000 and 80,000full list attached:

 

List of heritage structures funded

Local Authority Project Name Amount Awarded
Kildare County Council Grey Abbey, Kildare €66,965
Kerry County Council Ballybunion Castle €80,000
Wexford County Council Crimean Monument,  Ferrycarrig €72,500
Waterford City Council 4 &5 Cathedral Square, Waterford €67,735
Cork County Council St. Mary’s Collegiate Church,Youghal €60,000

 

ENDS

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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