Cash boost for Limerick heritage

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Senator Maria Byrne

A CASH boost of €143,000 has been allocated to Limerick to support local heritage projects, a Fine Gael senator has said.

The funding was announced by The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, under the 2018 Structures at Risk Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018.

Senator Maria Byrne said: “New funding totalling €143,000 has been granted to Limerick for heritage projects here.

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This funding for Limerick is part of an announcement by Minister Josepha Madigan of €3.3 million for 446 heritage projects across the country.

Through the Structures at Risk Fund, Limerick will receive €35,000.

Separately, Limerick heritage projects will receive €108,000 through the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

The projects to benefit from this scheme include: roof repairs on the Groody Toll House in Rhebogue, window restoration on a terraced Georgian property in O’Connell St, plinth walls and railings, steps and arches for the Georgian Core, 19th century Internal décor repairs in Southill House, Collins Avenue, comprehensive restoration of 13 Pery Square and rise and fall window restoration of 28/29 Lower Gerald Griffin Street. Three private residential houses will also receive grants for works on their own homes.

“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of protected structures across Limerick. These buildings and structures are so important to our heritage. Maintaining and repairing these monuments help communities preserve their cultural identity and give people a sense of pride of place,” Senator Byrne said.

“The funding is also very important in terms of developing our tourism offering and helping to attract visitors to Limerick with all the benefits that can bring.”

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