Heritage projects in Carlow to get €50k funding boost

29th January, 2016

340 projects across the country to benefit from €2m investment scheme

Local Fine Gael TD., Pat Deering, has welcomed funding of €50,000 for six heritage projects in County Carlow..

“This funding announced today by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys is a great boost for heritage projects in Carlow. 340 heritage projects nationwide will share in a €2 million investment package as part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme for 2016.

“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of heritage buildings in Carlow.

“A wide range of properties will benefit, including residential homes, townhouses, railway stations, churches, country houses and other heritage buildings.

“The scheme follows a similar model to the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme, which proved to be very successful in 2014.

“It is expected this new scheme will leverage an additional €8 million in private funds and will generate significant employment in the conservation and construction industries nationwide and here in Carlow.

“Heritage buildings and protected structures are a vital part of Carlow and the Government is committed to supporting their conservation.

“Fine Gael has a long term economic plan to keep the keep the recovery going which will allow for these kinds of investments to take place. The plan has three steps: more and better jobs, making work pay more than welfare, and investment in better public services, which will only be possible as a result of the increased revenue generated by creating more jobs. This plan will ensure that more people feel the benefits of a recovering economy in their own lives.”

Carlow projects to benefit from this funding:

Ticknock Church €8,803.

Borris House €8,803.

The Old Rectory, Killedmond €5,985.

The Farmhouse, Lisnavagh €8,803.

Farrars Tower House, Dunroe €8,803

Scots Church, Athy Road €8,803