€100,000 for the repair and conservation of protected structures in Carlow- Deering

28th March, 2014


Jobs for tradespeople and craft workers in the local economy

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the news that €100,000 in funding is to be granted to twelve buildings and structures in Carlow under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014.

“Carlow County Council has confirmed to me that twelve Carlow buildings and structures are to benefit from grant aid this year under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme.

“The scheme, which is operated by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has allocated €100,000 to Carlow for 2014.

“The purpose of this fund is to ensure that works take place to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2011. This can include structures within Architectural Conservation Areas.

“It is crucially important that we protect and conserve our heritage buildings. This measure has a doubly positive impact in that it will also create jobs in the local economy. Indeed when the scheme was first launched one of its stated aims was to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craft workers and tradespeople.

“The properties listed for funding will be formally contacted by Carlow County Council in the near future to discuss the process for acquiring this funding.”

The Carlow projects to receive funding under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014 are:


Ballon Community Services Ltd. The Enterprise Centre, Ballon, Co. Carlow.

Cleary, Matthew & Teresa Erindale Cottage, Mortarstown, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.

Dalton, Sean Corries, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.

Durdin Robertson, Alexander Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow.

Kavanagh, Andrew Main Street, Borris, Co. Carlow

Kavanagh, Morgan  Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow

Kirwan, James Kirwan’s Farmhouse, Kilbranish, Bunclody, Co. Carlow

O’Hara, Seamus Dunleckney Maltings, Dunleckney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Owens, Patrick Sherwood Park House, Kilbride, Ballon, Co. Carlow.

Osborne, Eric Osborne’s Shop, Rathanna, Borris, Co. Carlow

Smyth, Charles Ballydarton House, Fenagh, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Walsh Whiskey Distillery Ltd. Holloden House, Royal Oak, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow