I welcome the news that 11 projects in the constituency have been allocated funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.
In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades by facilitating works.
The projects that will receive funding include:
St Paul’s French Church Portarlington, Co. Laois – €4,000
Thatch cottage, Walterstown, Nurney, Co. Kildare – €10,000
Kilkea School House, Kilkea, Co. Kildare – €2,500
Harristown House , Brannockstown, Co. Kildare – €3,500
St. John the Evangelist, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare – €3,000
Finlay’s Public house, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare – €6,000
Riverstown House, Kildangan, Co. Kildare – €9,000
Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare – €9,000
Thatch, Stickens , Co. Kildare – €8,000
Gothic Hall, Thomastown, Co. Kildare – €7,000