Minister of State Dara Calleary has announced of €240,000 to continue the conservation works to the Belleek Gate Lodge Protected Structure.


This project will allow for re-use of the structure as a residence for artists, writers, ecologists, historians, environmentalists and community engagement.


Minister Calleary says this funding follows previously awarded grants of €95,000 and €160,000 which he secured under the Historic Towns Initiative in 2021 and 2022.


He says the completed project will add immensely to the attractiveness of Ballina as a centre of learning and a town of significant historic importance in this the 300th anniversary of the town.


Minister Calleary has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew.


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