Galway allocated over €350,000 for conservation of built heritage

Galway Daily news Galway allocated over €350,000 for conservation of built heritage

Funding of more than €350,000 has been awarded for the conservation and repair of heritage buildings in Galway City and County.

Galway City Council has been awarded €91,882 under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS), while the County Council will receive €260,654.

The BHIS assists the owners of heritage structures with their obligations to care for their properties by providing match-funded grants of up to €15,000.

The scheme is not just limited to privately owned buildings, but to a wide range of heritage structures, such as the old Fisheries WatchTower on Wolfe Tone Bridge in this year’s allocations.

Also included under this year’s scheme is funding of €500,000 for conservation repairs to eligible historic thatched structures.

Galway County Council was one of the biggest applicants under this stream of the BHIS, receiving €115,000 for 11 thatched structures.

A total of €4.5 million was allocated for conservation works at 556 historical buildings in Ireland this year.

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan said that he was pleased to announce this “significant investment” in Ireland’s built heritage.

He added that this funding “Will allow so many owners and custodians of historic and protected structures across the country to complete necessary works to maintain these structures and safeguard them for the benefit of future generations.”

The full list of buildings in Galway City and County funded under the BHIS this year is:

Galway City Council

Le Petit Delice T/A Truffle, 19 Market Street, Galway External fixture repair €9,000
1 St Mary’s Terrace, Taylor’s Hill External wall repair €5,019
6 St Mary’s Terrace Interior decorative repair €13,620
Thatch cottage – Winacre Lodge, Barnacranny, Bushypark Thatching €5,500
Loretto, 132 Lower Salthill Draught-proofing of windows, doors and other openings; Installation of appropriate secondary glazing  €15,000
Poor Clares Convent, Nun’s Island Conservation €15,000
Fisheries WatchTower, Wolfe Tone Bridge Historic window glass conservation/protection €4,000
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick St Lower Interior decorative repair  €9,743
St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lombard Street Roof repair, structures & coverings including lead work, external joinery repair €15,000


Galway County Council

Thatch, Middle March Kilcaimin, Maree Thatching €20,000
Thatch, Newtown Lynch, Doorus, Kinvara Thatching €5,650
Thatch, Ballyconlought Tuam Thatching €15,000
Thatch, Tynagh, Loughrea Interior structural repair €20,000
Thatch, Cloonaglasha, Tuam External joinery repair €10,000
Thatch, Gortrevagh, Oughterard Thatching €8,000
Thatch, River Road, Spiddal Thatching €10,000
Rose Cottage, Kilcolgan Thatching €10,000
Thatch, Cluide, Corrandulla Thatching €4,000
Thatch, Frenchfort, Oranmore Masonry stabilisation and thatch €9,000
Thatch, Killeeely Mor, Kilcolgan Thatching €3,984
2 Ellis Workshops, Letterfrack External joinery repair €2,941
Prospect House, Athenry External joinery repair €12,000
SS Peter & Paul Church, Ballymacward, Ballinasloe External joinery repair €6,000
Creggs House External joinery repair, external lime rendering €10,000
Thatch, Cluide, Corrandulla Thatching €3,000
St Patrick’s Church, Glenamaddy  Structural stability  €15,000
Thatch, Oranhill External wall repair €6,359
Church of Immaculate Conception, Oughterard Rainwater goods repair €12,485
Our Lady of the Wayside, Creeragh, Kylemore External joinery repair €15,000
Kilcummin Parish Church, Oughterard Stabilisation of masonry  €6,407
The Old School House, Oranmore Roof repair €10,000
Clareville House, Oughterard Rainwater goods repair and roof repair €10,000
Crumlin Park House, Ballyglunin, Tuam External joinery repair €13,208
Stowlin House, Eyrecourt  Stabilisation of masonry  €4,000
Thatch, Inis Meain  Thatch €9,310
8 St Patricks St., Portumna Roof repair €9,310