€140,000 for the repair and conservation of protected structures in the North County

31/03/2014

€140,000 for the repair and conservation of protected structures in the North County – FARRELL

Jobs for tradespeople and craft workers in the local economy

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the news that €140,000 in funding is to be granted for the repair and conservation of eleven buildings and structures in the North County under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme (BHJLS) 2014. The scheme, which is funded from the National Lottery License transaction, will oversee the construction and repair of 618 historic structures around the country. The public funds provided will be matched by private funding and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht estimate that the €5 million BHJLS will unlock €16 million in private funding for these projects.

“I am delighted that eleven Fingal 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 €140,000 to the North County 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 County County in the near future to discuss the process for acquiring this funding.”

 

Fingal County Council St. Columba’s Church (C of I), Church Road, Swords, Co. Dublin Church Internal structure and feature repairs €15,000
Fingal County Council Woodbine Cottage & Forge, Hearse Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin Forge/smithy Masonry/brick/lime render repairs €13,200
Fingal County Council Castle Terrace, Malahide, Co. Dublin 19th-century house Repairs to joinery €15,000
Fingal County Council The Bothy, Lambay Island, Co. Dublin Outbuilding Repairs to joinery €9,220
Fingal County Council Station House, Station Road, Skerries, Co. Dublin Former railway station Repairs to joinery €5,680
Fingal County Council Wellfield, Malahide Road, St. Doolaghs, Dublin 17 Country house Roof repairs €15,000
Fingal County Council Old Kilbush House, Kilbush Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin Thatched cottage Thatching €15,000
Fingal County Council Tankard ville House, Brecan Close, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Thatched cottage Thatching €8,700
Fingal County Council Thatch Dwelling, Toberburr Road, Killeek, St. Margarets, Co. Dublin Thatched cottage Thatching €15,000
Fingal County Council Thatch Dwelling. Drishoge Lane, Drishoge, Co. Dublin Thatched cottage Thatching €15,000
Fingal County Council The Grange, Drishoge Lane, Grange (Ballyboghil), Co. Dublin Thatched cottage Thatching €13,200