28/11/17

Minister Humphreys launches Architectural Heritage Survey of Dublin South City and announces €3.3 million for Built Heritage Schemes in 2018

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Tuesday) launched the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) survey of Dublin South City and its associated book, An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of Dublin South City.

She also announced that the very successful Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund will operate again in 2018. The two schemes will provide a €3.3 million in investment in 2018 for the repair and conservation of protected structures.  These schemes supported more than 500 projects across the country in 2017 and helped to provide employment in the conservation and construction industries.

Speaking today, the Minister said:

“This beautiful book is the thirty-fourth to be published in the NIAH series, and the second focussed on Dublin city.  It is a project that celebrates the historic and architectural heritage of the country, and a key resource for its protection and conservation. 

“This investment of €3.3 million in the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund will encourage the investment of private capital in small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve historic structures. This will improve the appearance and structure of historic buildings across the country and will also support jobs in the conservation and construction industries.

“Well-maintained historic buildings contribute positively to the vitality of our cities, towns, villages and countryside. Local communities have a great sense of pride in their built heritage, which in turn can help to provide an important source of local employment by boosting tourism.

“Both schemes will operate on the same model as the 2017 schemes, which were a great success, funding over 500 projects across every local authority area in the country. They will help to regenerate urban and rural areas, and will come as a welcome boost to the custodians of heritage properties.”

ENDS

 

Note to Editors:

  1. An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of Dublin South CityDetails are available via this webpage: http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/NewsandEvents/Name,3317,en.html
  2. National Inventory of Architectural HeritageThe NIAH website is accessible via the following link: www.buildingsofireland.ie
  3. Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 and Structures at Risk Fund 2018The Schemes will operate throughout 2018 and be administered by the Local Authorities.It is important to note that all enquiries and application queries should be directed in the first instance to the relevant Local Authority, who will be administering the scheme locally in each City and County.

    A general outline of the Schemes can be found here: https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/built-heritage/financial-assistance-for-architectural-heritage/

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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