Over €63,000 has been approved in funding for five buildings in Boyle and the general area.
The buildings were among 569 heritage projects nationwide who will share in a €4.8 million investment package as part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund for 2017.
Details were announced yesterday by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD who said “Providing funding under these schemes is a commitment in Realising Our Rural Potential: the Action Plan for Rural Development”.
€3.5 million is being made available under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017 and €1.3 million is being made available under the Structures at Risk Fund 2017 to allow for the conservation and repair of protected structures across the country.
It is expected the schemes will leverage more than €11 million in private funds and will generate significant employment in the conservation and construction industries.
The Boyle buildings include:
Structures at Risk Fund 2017
Rockingham Church of Ireland Church in Lough Key Forest Park is to receive €8,000
St Thomas’s Church, Kilronan, Glebe, Keadue is to receive €19,000
Knockranny House, Keadue is to receive €8,000
Built Heritage Investment Scheme funding
Boyle Courthouse will receive €9542 for roof repairs
Moylurg House, Clogher, Boyle will receive €9,324 for stabilisation of masonary
Rockingham Church of Ireland Church, Lough Key Forest Park will receive €9,215 for stabilisation of masonary