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 €80,000 – full 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|