Dublin Fingal to receive €57,500 for heritage projects – Farrell

April 5, 2018 0

€30,000 has been allocated to the North County for works on 2 projects under the Structures at Risk Fund, while €27,500 is being provided to 5 projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme Fine Gael TD fo r Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated.The funding was announced by my Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, under the 2018 Structures at Risk Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018.

Deputy Farrell said: “New funding totalling €30,000 has been granted to the North County for heritage projects here under the Structure at Risk Fund, while €27,000 is being provided for projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

This funding for Dublin Fingal is part of an announcement by my Fine Gael colleague, Minister Josepha Madigan of €3.3 million for 446 heritage projects across the country.

“Through the Structures at Risk Fund, the North County will receive €30,000. This includes €15,000 for urgent roof repairs on St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Donabate €15,000 for masonry and lime mortar repairs on St. Doulagh’s Church, Balgriffin

“Separately, North County heritage projects will receive €27,500 through the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. The projects to benefit from this Scheme are:

  • No. 13 Drogheda Street, Balbriggan which will receive €3,000 for the reinstatement of architectural features;
  • The thatched cottage at 18/19 Thomas Hand Street, Skerries is being provided with €5,000 for house thatching’
  • St. Doulagh’s Church & Well, Malahide Road, Balgriffin, which is receiving €6,000 for external wall repairs;
  • St. Patrick’s Church, Main Street, Donabate, which has been granted €7,500 for roof repairs, structures and coverings including leadwork & the replacement of outdated services and;
  • Glebe House, Glebe Road, Kilsallaghan, which is being provided with €6,000 for external joinery repairs, lime rendering and the reinstatement of architectural features.

“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of protected structures across Dublin Fingal. These buildings and structures are so important to our heritage. Maintaining and repairing these monuments help communities preserve their cultural identity and give people a sense of pride of place.

“The funding is also very important in terms of developing our tourism offering and helping to attract visitors to the North County, with all the benefits that can bring.”

Announcing the funding Minister Madigan said: “Historic buildings are important to communities who have a great sense of pride in their built heritage. These grants will help to regenerate towns and rural areas and will come as a welcome boost to those charged with looking after our heritage properties.
 
“Our heritage is a vital part of our cultural landscape. I am delighted to be able to continue our investment in protecting it for the future.”