Dublin heritage sites awarded funding for conservation

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Heritage sites throughout Dublin have been awarded funding to conserve notable historic structures under the Historic Structures Fund 2022

Among these well-known Dublin sites are Lambay Castle, Blackrock Hospice chapel, Shankill Carnegie Library and buildings on Ormond Quay, Thomas Street, Dominick Street and Chapelizod.

The sites were awarded funding for a range of reasons, including chimney and parapet repairs, repair focusing on slates, delicate bath stone, propping of stairs and floor structures and overhaul of external windows.

A total of €4m was awarded nationwide through the Historic Structures Fund (HSF), administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in partnership with the 31 local authorities, which follows the  €4m in funding that was granted last month under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

In light of the successful introduction of the Historic Shopfront Stream last year, the HSF has also made funding available for a range of shopfronts, such as bars and pubs, which operate in buildings of historical significance

Commenting on the announcement, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, said: “I am delighted this €4m investment in our built heritage will assist 78 owners and custodians of historic and protected structures across the country as they carry out hundreds of conservation projects to repair and safeguard our built heritage.

I am particularly pleased to announce the awards made to vernacular structures and historic shopfronts following their successful pilot schemes last year.”

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