Sligo/Leitrim TD and Minister of State Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan that 477 heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €3 million under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).
“In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades, by facilitating works with a total value of over €15.5 million and leveraging an estimated 19,000 days’ labour,” Deputy Feighan said.
“The announcement allows owners and custodians to begin to plan for the months ahead. All work must, of course, be carried out in full compliance with Government/HSE guidance on Covid-19,” he added.
Minister Feighan welcomed the allocation for North Roscommon, which allocates €5,000 for external wall repairs at Holywell House, Liberty Hill, Carrick-on-Shannon; €5,000 for historic ruins stabilisation at the O’Beirne mausoleum in Kilmore graveyard, Kilmore, Carrick-on-Shannon; €7,000 for draught-proofing windows, doors and other openings at Carrigard House, Kellogues, Boyle; €10,000 for roof repair, structures and coverings including leadwork at Rush Hill, Ardlougher, Hillstreet; and €10,000 for external wall repair, roof repair, structures and coverings at Kingston Hall, Rockingham Demesne, Boyle.
“I wish to congratulate all the successful applicants, and indeed Roscommon County Council’s Heritage Section for their advice and guidance to the organisations and individuals awarded funding,” concluded Deputy Feighan.