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€72,000 allocated to fourteen Kerry projects under Built Heritage Investment Scheme

Apr 6, 2021 10:04 By radiokerrynews
€72,000 allocated to fourteen Kerry projects under Built Heritage Investment Scheme €72,000 allocated to fourteen Kerry projects under Built Heritage Investment Scheme
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€72,000 in funding has been allocated to fourteen Kerry projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

These grants will assist owners of heritage structures to care for their properties.

Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan announced funding of €3 million nationally for 477 heritage projects.

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These funds can be used by property owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties.

Minister Malcolm Noonan says it will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades by facilitating works with a total value of over €15.5m and leveraging an estimated 19,000 days' labour nationally when these works resume under COVID-19 restrictions.

Fourteen Kerry projects are to benefit from this funding and it will go towards roof repairs, thatching, external joinery repairs, the conservation and protection of historic glass windows and masonry stabilisation.

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The largest grant allocated for the county is €10,000 and that funding will be used on roof repairs, structures and coverings in Bridge Street, Dingle, while €9,360 has been allocated for roof repairs, structures and coverings at Church Place Killarney.

Deputy Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin welcomed the announcement stating it will allow for essential renovations to be carried out to privately owned heritage buildings to protect them well in to the future.

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