Over €146,000 in funding has been provided to 13 heritage projects in Kerry.
It’s part of a €4.8 million investment package to 570 projects nationally, under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Structures at Risk Fund for 2017.
Typical works to be funded include roof repairs, structural consolidation, and measures to ensure weather tightness to buildings in private and public ownership.
Kerry Senator Paul Coghlan is welcoming the announcement.
In Kerry, €79,200 is being made available to 10 projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017, which provides funding for protected buildings.
This includes €10,000 for the Thatched House, Lenamore, Ballylongford; €9,500 for Flesk Castle in Killarney, €9,000 for Cromwell’s Bridge in Kenmare, and €6,000 for the Church of Stephen and Saint John in Castleisland.
A further €57,000 is being allocated under the Structures at Risk Fund 2017 to allow the conservation and repair of protected buildings in Kerry.
This includes €30,000 for the Presentation Convent in Dingle and €19,000 for a thatched farmhouse in Scartaglin.
A full list of the Kerry projects is available in the news section of the Radio Kerry website.