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Galway awarded €196,000 to preserve historic buildings and heritage

Almost €200,000 has been allocated for the conservation and preservation of historically significant buildings in Galway to preserve architectural heritage.

Galway City and County Council have received a combined total of €196,000 in funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund.

Galway Senator and outgoing Minister of State Seán Kyne said that this money from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will help safeguard “historically significant buildings and structures” in Galway.

This year they include a pilot programme to combat the impact of climate change on historic buildings.

These two scheme are vital for protecting structures that are “central to our heritage” the former Galway West TD added.

The city council has been awarded €77,000 for nine projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, while the county council has been allocated €79,000 for 17 projects.

A further €40,000 has been allocated to Galway under the Historic Structures Fund which will support works to the Thatch Cottage, Murrough Park in Renmore and Cill Éinde in An Spidéal.

“As well as protecting and conserving these buildings for future generations the funding will also leverage private investment and boost employment in local, highly-specialised sectors,” Seán Kyne said.

The full list of projects in Galway which have been funded by the two schemes is:

Galway County:

  • Ballyglass, Ardrahan – €5,000
  • Main Street, Loughrea – €6,000
  • Tavanagh, Cummer, Tuam – €3,000
  • Tonroe, Ardrahan – €5,000
  • Wormhole, Roscahill – €5,000
  • St. Thomas Church, Moyard – €6,000
  • Moorefield House, Eyrecourt – €6,000
  • Cahermorris, Corrandulla – €2,000
  • Cloonboo, Corrandulla – €5,000
  • Cregboy, Doorus, Kinvara – €5,000
  • The Pines, Creagh, Ballinasloe – €5,000
  • St. Brendan’s Church, Annaghdown – €4,000
  • Killeroran, Ballygar – €2,000
  • Dunlo Street, Ballinasloe – €7,000
  • Moat, Killimor – €2,750
  • Annagh East, Corrandulla – €2,750
  • Kylemore House, Kylemore – €7,500

Galway City:

  • Poor Clare Convent, Nun’s Island – €8,012.50
  • St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – €14,000
  • Presentation Convent – €14,000
  • Thatched Cottage, Menlo – €4,500
  • 14 High Street – €5,702
  • 17/18 High Street – €14,000
  • 22 High Street – €4,828
  • O’Connell’s Bar, Eyre Square – €4,712.50
  • 16 New Road – €7,245

Historic Structures Fund:

  • Thatch Cottage at Murrough Park, Renmore – €15,000
  • Cill Éinde, An Spidéal – €25,000
Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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