Almost a quarter of million euro has been allocated for the conservation of historic buildings and landmarks around Galway.
Galway will receive €246,000 for 24 conservation projects in the city and county under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund.
Five buildings of importance to Galway’s heritage have been allocated €90,000 under the HSF for work at Bohermore Cemetery, the thatch cottage at Murrough, Lough Cutra Castle in Gort and Duras House and St. Coman’s Church in Loughrea.
While €156,000 from the BHIS will go towards work on 19 projects like St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, the Presentation Convent, the Poor Clares’ Convent and Silkes on William Street West in the city as well as the Presbyterian Church and College House in Ballinasloe and other buildings in An Spideal, Maree, Oranmore, Athenry, among other locations.
Galway West TD Seán Kyne said that the places being protected under these schemes are “highly visible aspects of our heritage that have shaped and continue to shape our communities.”
“As well as protecting and conserving these buildings for future generations the funding will also leverage private investment and boost local, highly-specialised sectors,” he added.
Historic Structures Fund
|Galway City Council||Bohermore Cemetery Catholic Máortuary Chapel; Catholic Chapel, Church of Ireland Chapel; Caretakers lodges.||€15,000|
|Galway City Council||Thatch Cottage, Murrough Park, Renmore (Repair Thatch)||€15,000|
|Galway County Council||Duras House and Walled Garden, Kinvara (Repairs to house and garden)||€15,000|
|Galway County Council||Lough Cutra Castle, Gort (Stabilisation of masonry terracing)||€30,000|
|Galway County Council||St. Coman’s Church, Kinvara (Stabilisation of masonry)||€15,000|
Built Heritage Investment Scheme
|Galway City Council||Presentation Convent, Galway City(Historic window conservation/protection)||€11,000|
|Galway City Council||St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church(External fixture repair)||€12,000|
|Galway City Council||Menlo Cottage(Thatching)||€14,000|
|Galway City Council||The Mechanics Institute, Middle Street(Chimney Repair)||€10,000|
|Galway City Council||Ely Place, Sea Road(Rainwater goods repair/replacements & railings repair||€7,000|
|Galway City Council||St. Ignatius Church, Sea Road(Rainwater goods repair/replacement & external wall repair||€10,000|
|Galway City Council||Silkes, William Street West(Historic window conservation/protection)||€5,000|
|Galway City Council||Poor Clares’ Convent, Nun’s Island(External wall repairs/Orchard garden walls||€8,000|
|Galway County Council||Park Cottage, The Mall, Eyrecourt(External joinery repair)||€4,000|
|Galway County Council||The Demesne, Mountbellew(Stabilisation of masonry)||€7,500|
|Galway County Council||Presbyterian Church, Ballinasloe(Roof repair, structures and coverings)||€8,000|
|Galway County Council||Gatelodge, Castlegrove, Tuam(Roof repair, structures and coverings)||€5,000|
|Galway County Council||Kirra Cottage, Kilchreest(Thatching)||€10,000|
|Galway County Council||Thatch, Oranhill, Oranmore(Thatching)||€8,000|
|Galway County Council||College House, The Pines, Ballinasloe(Roof repair, structures and coverings)||€10,000|
|Galway County Council||Coach House, Spiddal House(Roof repair, structures and coverings)||€8,000|
|Galway County Council||Tombstone, Ballynacourty, Maree(Stabilisation of masonry)||€2,500|
|Galway County Council||Cross St., Athenry(Roof repair, structures and coverings)||€8,000|
|Galway County Council||Keane Cottage, Belclare(Thatching)||€8,000|
These funds are operated by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and support the conservation and preservation of historically significant buildings and structures.