Carlow to receive over €47,000 for heritage projects

5th May, 2017

New funding for Carlow under the Structures at Risk Fund & the Built Heritage Investment Scheme  

Fine Gael TD for Carlow, Pat Deering has announced that heritage projects in Carlow are to benefit from over €47,000 in funding.

“New funding totalling €47,376 has been granted to Carlow for heritage projects here.

“Providing funding under these schemes is a commitment in Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Rural Development, ‘Realising Our Rural Potential’. This funding for Carlow is part of an announcement by my colleague, Minister Heather Humphreys of €4.8 million for 569 heritage projects across the country.

“Through the Structures at Risk Fund, Carlow will receive €10,000. for the historic Borris House.

“Separately, Carlow heritage projects will receive €37,376 through the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. The projects to benefit from this Scheme are Kilnock House Gate Lodge, Ballon; Baunogephlure House, Grange; Garryhill House, Bagenalstown; Burgage House, Leighlinbridge. And €10,000 for roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork to Adelaide Church, Myshall.

“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of protected structures in Carlow. These buildings and structures are so important to our heritage and identity as a county, and maintaining and repairing them is a crucial part of the regeneration of our communities.

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

“Nationally, it is expected the schemes will leverage more than €11 million in private funds. It is also important to note that the works on these protected structures will generate significant employment in the conservation and construction industries, which is good news for local job creation.”