Minister Humphreys announces over €900,000 in funding for 57 heritage projects

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Thursday) announced funding of €904,530 to 57 heritage projects under the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) for 2016. The scheme provides funding for protected buildings in private and public ownership. The funding being provided ranges from €4,000 per project to over €26,000 per project.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:
“This scheme was first introduced in 2011, and since then it has made an invaluable contribution to the preservation and protection of our built heritage. This year, 57 projects across 27 local authority areas will benefit from direct funding from my Department. Heritage projects in every region across the country are set to benefit under this scheme.

“Support for our built heritage, is vital not only for the safekeeping of Ireland’s architectural heritage, it also helps to support employment in the conservation and construction industries. Investing in our heritage will also play a very important role in rural regeneration, which of course will be a priority area in my new expanded portfolio.

“This year, historic houses were eligible to apply for funding under the scheme. I launched the Action Plan for the Sustainable Future of the Irish Historic House at the end of last year, which set out a roadmap of actions, including the broadening of funding sources, for this specific area of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

“Improving the quality and aesthetics of historic structures can add to a community’s sense of pride and contributes hugely to the revitalisation of rural towns and villages. Heritage buildings are a very important part of our cultural landscape, and as the economy continues to improve, I hope to be in a position to support the heritage sector to the benefit of communities across the country.”

The Structures at Risk Fund provides funding for works to safeguard structures, in private and public ownership, protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas. Typical works to be funded under the scheme include roof repairs, structural consolidation and measures to ensure weather tightness.

Please see below the list of projects being awarded funding for 2016

Local Authority Structure Grant
Carlow County Council St John’s Church, Clonmore €20,000.00
Cavan County Council Cavan Town Hall €20,000.00
Cavan County Council Crossdoney Railway Station, Crenard, Crossdoney €20,000.00
Cavan County Council The Former See House, Kilmore Upper, Cavan €5,000.00
Cork City Council Boole House, No. 5 Grenville Place, Cork €26,750.00
Cork City Council St Vincents Church, Sundays Well Road, Cork City €15,000.00
Cork County Council Laurelmere, Marine Villas, Monkstown €5,000.00
Cork County Council Castle Bernard, Bandon, Co Cork €8,000.00
Donegal County Council The Gate Lodge, Aghnagaddy House, Ramelton, Letterkenny €20,000.00
Donegal County Council Holy Trinity Church, Dunfanaghy €20,000.00
Dublin City Council Cambridge House, 41 Montpelier Hill, Arbour Hill €26,750.00
Dublin City Council Gate Lodge, Goldenbridge Cemetery, St Vincent Street West, Inchicore €20,000.00
Fingal County Council Castleknock Castle €21,350.00
Fingal County Council Malahide Casino €26,750.00
Galway County Council Ballynagar House €8,000.00
Galway County Council Presbyterian Church, Ballinasloe €20,000.00
Galway County Council St Andrews Church, Kilconly, Tuam €26,750.00
Kerry County Council Carhan House (Daniel O’Connell’s birthplace) €21,250.00
Kerry County Council Beaufort House €5,000.00
Kerry County Council The Cable Station, Farranreagh, Valentia Island €20,000.00
Kildare County Council Kildare Courthouse, Dublin Street, Kildare €20,000.00
Kildare County Council Kildare Castle, Silken Thomas, Market Square, Kildare Town €26,750.00
Kilkenny County Council Donovan’s Mill €15,750.00
Kilkenny County Council Killinny Corn Mill €18,333.00
Laois County Council St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise €13,527.00
Laois County Council Abbeyleix Old Church, Abbey Leix Demesne €26,750.00
Leitrim County Council St Catherines Church €8,840.00
Leitrim County Council Killegar House €5,000.00
Limerick City & County Council Benson Cottage, Main Street, Adare €16,000.00
Limerick City & County Council Castletown Conyers, Upper conello, Co Limerick €6,667.00
Longford County Council Kilglass House, Legan, Co Longford €11,568.00
Louth County Council Harty’s Cottage/Thatch, Crushrod Lane, Drogheda €20,000.00
Mayo County Council Ballinafad House €8,000.00
Mayo County Council Ballinrobe House, High Street, Ballinrobe €20,000.00
Mayo County Council Ballysakeery Glebe House, Mullafarry, Co Mayho €26,750.00
Meath County Council Swainstown House €20,000.00
Meath County Council Gormanstown Cottage €17,750.00
Monaghan County Council The Newbliss Lodge, Rossmore Estate, Killycushil, Monaghan €5,000.00
Offaly County Council The Church of Swans, Lynally Glebe, Tullamore, Co Offaly €26,750.00
Roscommon County Council St Thomas Church, Kilronan €20,000.00
Roscommon County Council Knockranny House €7,575.00
Roscommon County Council Hollywell House, Liberty Hill, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon €5,000.00
Sligo County Council Ballinfull Creamery, Ballinfull, Sligo €26,750.00
Sligo County Council Coopershill House, Riverstown €5,000.00
Sligo County Council Skreen Parochial Hall, Castlefarm, Skreen €15,000.00
Tipperary County Council Water Tower, Arravale Rovers, Sean Treacy Park €16,000.00
Tipperary County Council “Alla-Aileen”, Dublin Road, Cashel €5,000.00
Waterford City & County Council Cosy Thatch, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford €4,200.00
Waterford City & County Council 18 Lady Lane, Waterford €17,150.00
Waterford City & County Council Curraghmore House €9,000.00
Westmeath County Council Cooke Mausoleum, St John the Baptist Churchyard, Reynella, Delvin €20,000.00
Westmeath County Council Corpus Christi Church €20,000.00
Westmeath County Council Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard €9,000.00
Wexford County Council Saunderscourt Gatelodges, Galbally East, Crossabeg €16,000.00
Wicklow County Council Wicklow Parish Church of Ireland €14,820.00
Wicklow County Council Ballymurrin House, Kilbride €5,000.00
Wicklow County Council Kilmurray Catholic Church Ruin, Kilmurray, Newtownmountkennedy €20,000.00



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