Tuesday 21 November 2017

Historic buildings get repair funds

Coopershill House, Sligo
Coopershill House, Sligo

Some of Sligo's most historic buildings will receive grant aid for repairs.

A total of €104,000 has been earmarked for the conservation of 13 protected structures.

€15,000 will be spent on repairs to St Mary's Presbytery, Temple Street.

The same sum has been allocated to the Yeats Memorial Building.

A further €15,000 will go on roof repairs to Christ Church in Beltra.

A grant of €10,000 will be spent on repairs at Coopershill House in Riverstown.

Dolly's Cottage in Strandhill will receive €6,815 for thatching while the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Sligo will get €4,165.

Grange Courthouse will receive €10,787 for rainwater repairs and €6,442 has been allocated for similar work at Redhill House, Mullaghroe.

Temple House in Ballymote has been granted €2,500 for joinery work while €4,079 will go on roof repairs at the agricultural building in Templeboy.

Senator Michael Comiskey has welcomed funding made under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme.

It is funded from the National Lottery License transaction.

The public funds provided will be matched by private funding.

Sen Comiskey said: "It is crucially important that we protect and conserve our heritage buildings.

"This measure has a doubly positive impact in that it will also create jobs in the local economy.

"The properties listed for funding will be formally contacted by Sligo County Council in the near future to discuss the process for acquiring this funding."

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