Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the news that historic buildings across Fingal have been successful in their application for funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Deputy Farrell said, “This is great news for residents of Swords, Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk and Donabate. The funding will help keep our historic architecture in the condition that our history demands, and our community deserves.”
“Under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF), Rowlestown House in Swords has been awarded €20,000 for works that will include, repairs to the roof and chimney, conservation and re-instalment of sash windows and the front door and the introduction of new drains to control the ground water level.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “Likewise, €20,000 has been granted to St. George’s School and Schoolhouse on Hampton Street in Balbriggan. These funds will see that corroded cast iron and leadwork rainwater goods are replaced as well as significant repairs to the roof slates and timbers.”
Deputy Farrell added, “The Built Heritage Investment Scheme has seen further funds allocated to buildings in Fingal as follows,
- Corduff House, Lusk – €6,000.
- St. Patrick’s Church, Skerries – €6,000.
- Kenure Church, Skerries – €7,000.
- Outbuilding of The Cottage, Donabate – €2,500.
- Thatched Cottage, Lusk – €6,500.
- Thatch Cottage, Balbriggan – €6,500.
- No. 42, North Street, Swords – €6,000.
Ensuring that we secure funding for these projects is crucial to securing links to our shared past and preserving that history for those that come after us.”