-€140,000 for Guinness 'Silver' Bridge Strawberry Beds in 2021 & 2022-
-€30,000 for Carnegie Free Library, North Street, Swords-
-€25,000 for St George's School & Schoolhouse, Balbriggan-
-€20,000 for Rowlestown House, Swords-
Local Minister Darragh O’Brien TD has announced funding of €215,000 for Built Heritage Projects in Fingal.
Under the Historic Structures Fund, €30,000 has been allocated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, to Fingal County Council for Carnegie Free Library in Swords, €25,000 for St George's School & Schoolhouse, in Balbriggan and €20,000 for Rowlestown House in Swords.
€140,000 has been allocated to Fingal County Council for Guinness 'Silver' Bridge also known as Farmleigh Bridge for 2021 and 2022.
This funding will assist Fingal County Council as they carry out a range of conservation projects to repair and safeguard these historic and protected structures.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “These schemes help to safeguard our rich built heritage, keeping many buildings in use and helping to bring many others back into use. They help us to preserve our connections to past generations, something I believe is very important.
“The awards announced today also have a welcome knock-on economic benefit by generating employment for heritage contractors and other skilled crafts and tradespeople across the country. These allocations come as we have just announced a full return to construction but all funded works under the scheme must, of course, be carried out in full compliance with Government/HSE guidance on Covid-19.
“Budget 2021 set aside €95.5m in heritage funding - an increase of 51% on 2020. I think this demonstrates clearly the seriousness with which we treat our heritage,” he concluded,