Historic Structures Fund 2022

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD,  has  announced  the  heritage projects across the country which will benefit from  this year’s Historic Structures Fund (HSF) from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage administered in conjunction with  Local Authorities.

Announcing the awards Minister Noonan said:

‘I am delighted to announce  that  this year’s Historic Structures Fund which  will assist 78 owners and custodians of historic and protected structures across the country as they carry out hundreds of conservation projects to repair and safeguard our built heritage. I am particularly pleased to announce the awards made to vernacular structures and historic shopfronts following their successful pilot schemes last year. These awards celebrate the richness and diversity of our built heritage and help to preserve our connections to past generations, in particular through their support of traditional building skills, which this Government is committed to investing in. These actions also help us to deliver on our commitments to built heritage under Heritage Ireland 2030, and  the national heritage plan”.

Waterford City and County Council are receiving funding of €339,755 for 5 projects.

Spider Light, Passage East Spit

Essential remedial works to the Spider Light steel support structure to stabilise the structure to prevent its collapse and to arrest further deterioration

€47,483

Mount Melleray Abbey

Address water ingress at west side and stair tower of public chapel and east end of the chancel. Contain a dry rot outbreak in the chapter room and hostel

€50,000

Curraghmore House, Portlaw

South roof & valleys: repair and replacement of slate & lead valleys, repair of 2 no. chimney stacks. Second floor structural works.

€50,000

Mount Congreve House, Kilmeaden

Replacement of east wing roof. Repair/renewal of lead & copper flashings, chimneys, roof timbers and provision of roof access hatch. Repair and redecoration of rooftop ventilation lantern with sundial

 

€155,272

T&H Doolan,  Great George’s Street

Significant conservation repairs to an important architectural and cultural original shopfront to that of T&H Doolan Wine Merchant

€37,000

 Rosemary Ryall, Architectural Conservation Officer,    has stated that  this year Waterford City and County Council  have received  €522,155 for built  heritage from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage  . This will assist  with 27 projects which cover maritime heritage, shopfronts, private dwellings, country houses and church buildings. Such funding will not only help the owners and the structures but will also be of economic benefit by generating employment for heritage contractors and other skilled crafts and tradespeople.

ENDS

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