Funding of €3.5m under the Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme announced

logo_ireland-deptenvironmentThe Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced grant offers totalling €3.5m to 138 Conservation projects around the country under the Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme, 2008.

The Minister said “I am very excited about the diverse projects funded up to €50,000 under this scheme. Due to it’s annual nature, the scheme has added impact as it allows many projects to phase their works over a number of years.”

The Minister added, “The high level of community enthusiasm for heritage is evidenced by the number and variety of the buildings assisted.” These include the landmark O’Brien’s tower at the cliffs in Clare; the Derrick Steel Crane in Waterford City; Doleen Quay in Galway; Finglaswood Bridge, Finglas; Dorset St Firestation, Dublin and Callan Workhouse Kilkenny and many churches. “I am confident that these projects will act as demonstration projects for other heritage projects in their area. They also reflect the growing body of experience of local communities in saving their heritage buildings which I sincerely welcome”.

All applications are rated by an independent panel of conservation experts from the 190 applications received in the Department The panel noted the high quality of the applications which is testament to the increased expertise of applicants.

By county, the successful applications and grant offer to each.

Civic Structures Conservation Grant, 2008

St. Mullen’s Heritage Centre Carlow 45,000
St. Fethlimidh Cathedral Cavan 20,000
Tomregan Parish Church Cavan 25,000
O Brien’s Tower Clare 30,000
Kiltenanla Medieval Church Clare 20,000
Craughaun Church Clare 13,500
St. Senan’s Church Clare 20,000
Kilfarboy Medieval Church Clare 10,000
St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Cork 40,000
St. Joseph’s Church Cork 10,000
St. Finbarr’s Cathedral Cork 40,000
Turbine House, Lee Road Waterworks Cork 45,000
Conservation of stained glass windows Cork 35,000
Holy Trinity Church Cork 35,000
St. Mary’s Church Dunmanway Cork 20,000
Princes Street Unitarian Church Cork 20,000
St. Luke’s Church Cork 20,000
Cobh Museum Cork 30,000
St.Michael’s COI Window Restoration Cork 10,000
Churchtown Church Cork 10,000
Sirus Arts Centre Cork 20,000
St. Paul’s COI Donegal 35,000
Monreagh Church Windows Donegal 15,000
Rathmullen Presbyterian Church Donegal 18,900
Crossraods Presbyterian Hall Donegal 2,500
Donoughmore Parochial Hall Donegal 15,000
Recreation Hall Donegal 30,000
Christ Church Lough Eske Donegal 20,000
All Saints Church Donegal 20,000
Fannet Presbyterian Church Donegal 10,000
St. John the Evangelist Church Dublin 20,000
Hall & Priory Dublin 10,000
3 Henrietta Street Dublin 50,000
14 Henrietta Street Dublin 50,000
Lucena Clinic/Dunfilan Glasshouse Dublin 50,000
Saint Audeons Dublin 35,000
Rutland Foundation Dublin 45,000
Finglaswood Bridge Dublin 45,000
Royal Society of Antiquaries Dublin 25,000
Outhouse, 105 Capel St. Dublin 45,000
St. Stephen’s Church Dublin 35,000
St. Andrew’s Church Dublin 25,000
All Saints Church Dublin 18,000
Trinity Church Dublin 20,000
St. Mary’s Church Dublin 20,000
Dublinia Dublin 20,000
Grosvenor Road Baptist Church Dublin 20,000
Drimnagh Castle Restoration Project Dublin 30,000
St. Matthews Church Dublin 20,000
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin 20,000
The Nun’s Chapel Dublin 20,000
Dorset Street Fire Station Dublin 30,000
Unitarian Church Dublin 10,000
Glenard University Residence Dublin 12,500
Pembroke Public Library Dublin 20,000
Liffey Valley, Chapelizod Dublin 20,000
Traenlaur Lodge Dublin 50,000
Ionad Cultur, Dearadh An fhairche Teo Galway 35,000
Doleen Quay Restoration and Conservation Galway 45,000
Window Restoration Galway 20,000
Kilcummin Parish Church Galway 20,000
Ferryland Castle Galway 30,000
Ballyglunin Railway Station Galway 30,000
Restoration of Weight Store Galway 5,500
Christ Church Portumna Galway 14,400
Canal Bridge 1 Galway 30,000
West Bridge Ballinasloe Galway 30,000
St. Michael’s R.C Church Galway 8,000
Templemoyle Church Galway 10,000
The Daniel O Connell Memorial Church Kerry 30,000
St. John the Baptist COI Kerry 20,000
Proposed Day Care Centre & Sheltered Housing Kerry 30,000
Sean Chill Donaghcumper Kildare 13,500
Rathmore Church Kildare 17,000
Moore Abbey Kildare 20,000
St. Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny 35,000
The Callan Workhouse Kilkenny 30,000
St. Peter’s Church Laois 35,000
Manorhamilton COI Leitrim 20,000
Kiltyclogher COI Leitrim 20,000
Drumkeeran Parish Church Leitrim 20,000
St. Brigid’s Church COI Leitrim 17,000
Turnery Vinery at Southill House Limerick 45,000
St. Mary’s Cathedral Limerick 35,000
The Catherine Hayes Project Limerick 30,000
COI Bruff Limerick 20,000
Annagh Church Limerick 20,000
Kenagh Clock Tower Longford 11,000
Ballymahon Courthouse Longford 45,000
St. Munis Church Longford 35,000
St. Patrick’s COI Longford 20,000
St. John’s Church Longford 20,000
St. John’s Church Longford 20,000
St. John’s COI Ballinasloe Longford 20,000
Former Cistern Abbey of St. Mary (Abbeylara) Longford 20,000
Granard Market House Longford 30,000
Former Cistern Abbey of St. Mary (Abbeyshrule) Longford 20,000
Millmount Museum Louth 30,000
Cord Cemetery Louth 10,000
St. Michael’s COI Mayo 10,000
Headfort House Meath 50,000
St. Kineth’s Church Ballivor Library Meath 20,000
St. Mary’s Church Meath 20,000
St. Patrick’s COI Meath 10,000
Lady Anne Dawson Temple Monaghan 50,000
Rossmore Mausoleum Monaghan 45,000
Cahan’s Church Monaghan 20,000
St. Carthage’s Church Offaly 40,000
St. Brendan’s COI Offaly 20,000
Syngefield Gates Offaly 30,000
Blundell Castle Offaly 21,000
Durrha COI Offaly 10,000
Black House (Edenville) Roscommon 45,000
Old Methodist Church Roscommon 20,000
St. John’s COI Sligo Sligo 20,000
Sligo Methodist Church Sligo 20,000
Cahir Medieval Church Tipperary 20,000
Augustinian Abbey Tipperary 22,000
West Gate Tipperary 18,600
Former County Gaol Tipperary 30,000
Neddy’s Cottage Tipperary 15,000
Blackfriars Church Waterford 35,000
Medieval Ruins of Stradbally Parish Waterford 20,000
St. Carthage’s Catholic Church Waterford 20,000
Derrick Steel Crane Waterford 30,000
Ex COI Church Waterford 20,000
Tramore Lifegaurd Station Waterford 13,500
Cathedral of the most Holy Trinity Waterford 20,000
Moyliscar Church Westmeath 20,000
St. Etchen’s Church Westmeath 20,000
Sauderscourt Gatelodge Wexford 45,000
Johnstown Castle Wexford 45,000
Enniscorthy Presbyterian Church Wexford 20,000
St. Finatn’s Church Wexford 20,000
Sacred Heart Church Wexford 20,000
Wexford Arts Centre Wexford 30,000
Nuns Cross COI Wicklow 40,000
Donaghmore Church Wicklow 20,000