Six Mayo Built Heritage projects are to benefit from funding of €74,300 announced today by government under The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).

The scheme assists owners of heritage structures, including those on the local authorities’ Record of Protected Structures and those in Architectural Conservation Areas, to meet their obligations to care for their properties by providing match-funded grants of up to €15,000 for standard projects.

Announcing today’s projects in Mayo to secure funding, Deputy Alan Dillon explained that the scheme is not limited to private dwellings; it also provides assistance to a wide range of other important heritage structures.

He has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan...

The Mayo projects are:

Church of the Holy Family, Kiltimagh  - €15,000 for roof repairs, render and repointing, restoration of stained glass windows

Bridge House, Westport - €14,000 for exterior render

Mitchfield, Westport - €15,000 for thatch work

Robe Villa, Ballinrobe - €7,800 for ironwork repairs

Creagh House, Ballinrobe - €7,500 for window opening masonry, brickwork repair and window repairs

St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina - €15,000 for stained glass window repair


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