Heritage projects in Dublin Fingal to get funding boost

30/01/2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed funding of €43,750 for heritage projects in the North County.

“This funding announced yesterday by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys is a great boost for heritage projects in Dublin Fingal. Seven projects in the North County will receive investment, under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme for 2016.

“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of heritage buildings in Malahide, Swords, Kinsealy, Skerries, Lusk, Rush and Balbriggan.

“A wide range of properties nationwide will benefit from funding under this scheme, 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 nationally and will generate employment in the conservation and construction industries nationwide and here in Dublin Fingal.

“Heritage buildings and protected structures are a vital part of Dublin Fingal 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.”

Projects receiving funding:
Corduff House, Lusk
White House, Skerries
No. 13 Drogheda Street, Balbriggan
No. 7 Castle Terrace, Malahide
Lambay Castle, Lambay Island, Rush,
St. Columba’s Church, Church Street, Swords
Abbeville House, Abbeyville Demense, Malahide Road, Kinsealy