historic buildings

  • Grants totalling €128,000 have been allocated for preserving and enhancing 14 buildings across Co Mayo.

    The largest allocation of €50,000 is to repair the roof and outer walls of Holy Trinity Church in Westport, with grants also for a number of other historic churches and private houses county-wide.

    Minister Joseph Madigan has allocated the funding under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

    Minister Michael Ring has published details of the grants...

    Name/Location of structure

    Type of works

    Allocation

    Holy Trinity Church (Oughaval), Newport Road, Westport

    Repairs to roof and outer walls

    €50,000

    St Catherine's Church, Louisburgh

    Repairs to roof

    €18,000

     

     

     

    The following structures in Mayo have been allocated funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme which supports owners and custodians to care for our built heritage:

    Location

    Type of structure

    Type of works

    Allocation

    Church of St. Charles the Martyr, Hollymount

    Church of Ireland church

    Repair of cast iron spire

    €5,000

    Bridge House, Westport

    Private house

    Re-slating of roof

    €9,000

    Turlough Lodge, Turlough

    Private house

    Window repairs

    €6,000

    Raheens Obelisk, Raheens

    Folly

    Stone repairs

    €5,000

    Ballinrobe House, Ballinrobe

    Private house

    Refurbish cast iron rainwater goods

    €6,000

    Ballintubber Thatch, Ballintubber

    Private house

    Re-thatching

    €10,000

    Church of the Immaculate Conception & St. Josephs, Bohola

    Church (Roman Catholic)

    Historic window glass conservation

    €3,000

    Cloghans House, Cloghans

    Private house

    window repairs, plaster work repairs

    €4,000

    Greaghans House, Greaghans

    Private house

    Window repairs

    €2,500

    Valley House, Achill Island

    Private house

    Window repairs

    €3,000

    Custom House Studios, Westport

    Gallery & artist studios

    Rainwater goods

    €2,500

    Creagh House, Ballinrobe

    Private house

    Rainwater goods

    €4,000

     

    Minister Ring said: “We are lucky in Mayo to have a unique built environment of extraordinary quality. Our historic buildings and structures are a vital part of our heritage.

    “The funding being announced today will support the conservation and enhancement of these 14 historic structures and buildings. It will also provide hundreds of hours of work for skilled craftspeople.