Limerick heritage structures benefit from €188K funding 

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Glin Castle will benefit from the latest round of BHIS funding

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.

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“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.