Three historical Fingal buildings receive funding for preservationGary Ibbotson 30 Apr 2021
Three historical Fingal buildings have been allocated preservation funding under the Historic Structures Fund.
Fingal TD Alan Farrell welcomed the news, saying: “Deputy Farrell said, “This is great news for everyone in Fingal and specifically the local communities that will benefit from this morning’s announcement.”
Rowlestown House in Swords has been allocated €20,000 for structural repairs and drain installations.
Carnegie Free Library, also in Swords has been €30,000 for essential repairs and renovations that will ensure sustainable use.
And finally, St. George’s School and School House in Balbriggan has been given €25,000 for roof repairs and renovations.
“These funds will ensure that our local heritage is preserved and protected so that those future current and residents can maintain their link with our local history and enjoy our built heritage,” said Deputy Farrell.
“This fund is part of the Built Heritage Scheme which saw an increase of 20% in budget 2021, as compared to 2020, representing €3m.
“This, I believe, shows the commitment to the ongoing work of preserving our historic building in towns and villages across Ireland.”