33 historic heritage and protected structures across Limerick are to benefit from funding for essential repairs and maintenance.
They are among 512 heritage projects to share in a €4m Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) fund administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
Limerick City and County Council and custodians of 33 heritage sites locally will receive €188,800 for several small-scale and labour-intensive projects to repair and safeguard the buildings.
The Limerick projects include the former St Munchin’s Church of Ireland church on Church Street (€4,000), Mews Lane Gateway on Catherine Street (€3,000), Custom House on Rutland Street (€5,000), Glin Castle (€8,000), Dollas House in Croom (€5,000) and Franklin’s Thatched House, Ballysimon (€2,500).
Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Kieran O’Donnell said that the funding will help provide a welcome boost and employment for small businesses, skilled conservation specialists and tradespeople involved in heritage-related construction activity in Limerick City and County.
“The scheme will play a vital role in helping Limerick communities to regenerate the areas where they live and work, and to protect our built heritage for future generations in Limerick,” he added.