Senator Kieran O’Donnell
€118,000 funding for Limerick City and County projects under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019
€118,000 in funding has been allocated for Limerick projects under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
A total of 478 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a combined €4.3m under this year’s Historic Structures Fund (HSF) and Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).
Senator O’Donnell said: “The funding, which is provided by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and administered by Limerick County Council is a really welcome boost for the built heritage of Limerick.
“The grants will support the owners and custodians of historic and protected structures as they carry out hundreds of small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve our historic built environment.
“As well as preserving our local heritage which is so important in terms of regeneration of our communities, these projects also give a great boost for local jobs in conservation, traditional skills and construction.
“These schemes are funded invest in hundreds of projects each year in urban and rural areas the country. This year, the grants range from €2,500 to €200,000 per project and will be used for the conservation and renovation of all kinds of historic structures, from thatched cottages to bridges and mills, a 12th-century leper hospital, historic shop fronts cathedrals, castles and libraries.” Senator O’Donnell concluded.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Madigan said: “I am delighted to announce these grant awards which will support the owners and custodians of our historic built environment. Our built heritage is at the historic heart of our communities. It stands sentinel to our past and, when cared for, inspiration to our future. Investing in our heritage buildings is good for the individual properties concerned, and it also provides a real boost to local communities and supports jobs in traditional building skills, conservation and tourism. It instils civic and community pride and invigorates by renewing our past.
“Today’s investment will play an important role in helping communities to regenerate the areas where they live and work, and ensuring that this important part of our cultural heritage is kept alive and safe as part of our generation’s legacy for the future.
“I would like to thank the local authorities for their work in administering the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme, which have such a positive impact on protected structures across the country. I would also like to acknowledge the response of private owners and their willingness to invest their time and money in caring for our built heritage.”
Note to editors
The Historic Structures Fund (HSF), formerly the Structures at Risk Fund, was announced by the Minister in November 2018 and supports the conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings to ensure their preservation and continued use for the benefit of communities and the public. The Historic Structures Fund is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and administered by local authorities. This year, the Fund will offer €1.824 m in capital grants to 70 heritage projects, with awards ranging from €15,000 to €200,000.
The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is a scheme for the repair and conservation of protected structures (i.e. structures on the local authority Record of Protected Structures). The BHIS provides funding for works to protected structures in private and public ownership across the country. It creates employment in the conservation and construction industries, while helping to regenerate urban and rural areas. This year the BHIS will offer €2.5m in awards ranging from €2,500 to €15,000, spread across 408 projects in 31 local authority areas.
- Sunvale Inn, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick Former Public House / Inn Repair of window frames & replacement of sashes. €3,000
- 1 Bridge Street, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick House- former Post Office Chimney & gable weather proofing €3,000
- Gate Lodge, Mungret College, Mungret, Limerick Gate Lodge Replacement of windows €3,000
- Limerick Christian Centre, Mungret College Chapel, Mungret, Co. Limerick Former Boarding School Conservation and restoration of leaded stained glass windows along corridors of former apostolic school; Making good of internal paint in former Boy’s Chapel €4,000
- Limekiln, Loughill, Co. Limerick Lime Kiln Phase I of 3-Year Programme of restoration and reconstruction works. €3,500
- Countess Dunraven Fountain, Blackabbey, Adare, Co. Limerick Fountain Stabilisation of masonry €3,000
- Scarteen House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick Country House Roofing repairs, replacement of rainwater goods €6,000
- Cooleen House, Bruree, Co. Limerick Country House Phase I of 2 – 3 year programme to conserve, repair, and restore front door, sash and casement windows. €5,000
- Fr. Kelly’s Thatched Cottage, Church View, Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick House Phase I of comprehensive programme of conservation and restoration works to include: Thatching; Replacement of uPVC/aluminium doors & windows; Repair of chimney & main elevation wall €2,500
- Thatched House, Deelish, Ardagh, Co. Limerick House Partial Thatching €2,500
- Linfield House, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick Country House Repair roof of stable building €4,000
- Castlegarde, Cappamore, Co. Limerick Castle/Fortified House Repair of tower stairway and roof above the spiral stairwell. €5,000
- O’Connell’s Public House, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick Former Public House Roof structure repair; Rethatching €6,000
- St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick Cathedral Boundary walls and railings repair €5,000
- Parnell Cottage, Moroewood, Murroe, Co. Limerick House Roof repair; French Drain €4,000
- Carrickaroche, Galbally, Co. Limerick House French Drain €2,500
- Ballymartin School, Ballymartin, Manister, Co. Limerick School Master’s House Roof repair €4,000
- Purtill Cottage, Tuogh, Adare, Co. Limerick House Rethatch of full roof €2,500
- O’Ceilleachair Bar, Main Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick Public House Replacement of windows €4,000
- St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Askeaton, Co. Limerick Church of Ireland church Structural stability of the Bell Cote €2,500
- St. Saviour’s Dominican Priory, Glentworth Street, Limerick Priory Residence Rainwater goods repair/replacement €2,500
- St. Paul’s Heritage Centre, Glin, Co. Limerick Former Church of Ireland church /Men’s Shed Roof repairs to lean-to roofing over entrance porch area at western end of the church building €4,000
- Mona Lodge, Montpelier, Co. Limerick Country House Outbuildings Structural stabilisation €2,850
- Kilballyowen Stableyard, Bruff, Co. Limerick Country House Coach House, Stables, etc. Roof repairs €3,250
- Villiers School, North Circular Road, Limerick School Remove & restore wrought iron railings & gates €3,250
- Saint Munchin’s Church, Old Church Street, Limerick Former Church of Ireland church Repointing of church masonry €3,000
- Maunsell Cross, Tervoe, Clarina, Limerick Monument Phase II of complete restoration following road traffic accident €4,000
- Raheen House, Ahane, Co. Limerick Demesne Walls Masonry repairs €3,000
- 2 Pery Square, Limerick Terraced House Balcony €4,000
- 17 Upper Cecil Street, Limerick Offices Phase I of programme to conserve, repair, and restore front door, and sash windows. €2,750
- Limerick Georgian Core Historic Railings and plinth walls project, Limerick Railings, Plinth Walls Railiings will be removed off-site for sensitive repiars, to include splicing in of new material; Plinths will be dismatled and reinstated atop new lime-based bedding mortars. €2,750
- 4 O’Connell Terrace, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick House Replacement of sash windows & dry rot treatment €4,650
- 68 O’Connell Street, Limerick House, Office & Outbuildings Interior decorative repair €3,000