Grants totalling €128,000 have been allocated for preserving and enhancing 14 buildings across Co Mayo.

The largest allocation of €50,000 is to repair the roof and outer walls of Holy Trinity Church in Westport, with grants also for a number of other historic churches and private houses county-wide.

Minister Joseph Madigan has allocated the funding under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

Minister Michael Ring has published details of the grants...

Name/Location of structure

Type of works

Allocation

Holy Trinity Church (Oughaval), Newport Road, Westport

Repairs to roof and outer walls

€50,000

St Catherine's Church, Louisburgh

Repairs to roof

€18,000

 

 

 

The following structures in Mayo have been allocated funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme which supports owners and custodians to care for our built heritage:

Location

Type of structure

Type of works

Allocation

Church of St. Charles the Martyr, Hollymount

Church of Ireland church

Repair of cast iron spire

€5,000

Bridge House, Westport

Private house

Re-slating of roof

€9,000

Turlough Lodge, Turlough

Private house

Window repairs

€6,000

Raheens Obelisk, Raheens

Folly

Stone repairs

€5,000

Ballinrobe House, Ballinrobe

Private house

Refurbish cast iron rainwater goods

€6,000

Ballintubber Thatch, Ballintubber

Private house

Re-thatching

€10,000

Church of the Immaculate Conception & St. Josephs, Bohola

Church (Roman Catholic)

Historic window glass conservation

€3,000

Cloghans House, Cloghans

Private house

window repairs, plaster work repairs

€4,000

Greaghans House, Greaghans

Private house

Window repairs

€2,500

Valley House, Achill Island

Private house

Window repairs

€3,000

Custom House Studios, Westport

Gallery & artist studios

Rainwater goods

€2,500

Creagh House, Ballinrobe

Private house

Rainwater goods

€4,000

 

Minister Ring said: “We are lucky in Mayo to have a unique built environment of extraordinary quality. Our historic buildings and structures are a vital part of our heritage.

“The funding being announced today will support the conservation and enhancement of these 14 historic structures and buildings. It will also provide hundreds of hours of work for skilled craftspeople.

 

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