€100,000 funding for conservation of Nuns Island Theatre

Galway Daily news €100,000 funding for conservation of Nuns Island Theatre

Galway City Council has been awarded €100,000 under the 2023 Historic Structures Fund to conserve the stunning Nuns Island Theatre.

Funding of €100,000 has been awarded for repair works to many elements of Nuns Island Theatre and The Manse Creative Arts Centre.

The old building used to be a Presbyterian Church, before being converted into an intimate yet modern 82 seat theatre in the heart of Galway City.

A total of €4.5 million was awarded for 95 heritage projects in the 2023 Historic Structures Fund.

By providing grants of between €15,000 and €200,000, the HSF assists owners of heritage structures to care for their properties.

The scheme provides assistance to a wide range of heritage structures, including castles, churches, mills, bridges, shopfronts, and thatch structures, as well as to private houses.

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan said, “This year’s Historic Structures Fund will assist 95 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.”

“Through this investment, this Government continues to celebrate the value and diversity of our built heritage, while also supporting traditional building skills.”

“These actions also continue to help us deliver on our commitments to built heritage under Heritage Ireland 2030, the national heritage plan which I launched last year.”