Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, today announced that 85 heritage projects right across the country will benefit from a total of €3 million under this year’s Historic Structures Fund.
Deputy Michael Lowry has welcomed the announcement that €150,000 has been made available under this year’s Historic Structures Fund for four heritage projects in County Tipperary:
“Included in this year’s allocation are the Courthouse in Tipperary Town and O’Shea’s on Burke Street in Fethard, who will each receive €50,000 in funding. DW Parke at 23 Gladstone Street in Clonmel will receive €40,000 under the Historic Shopfront Stream and the Original Farm Dwelling House at Peahill in Ballylooby will receive €10,000 under the Vernacular Stream”.
The Vernacular Structures and Historic Shopfronts are two pilots streams introduced this year. The reopening the applications for funding for Irish Language shopfronts was also announced and further details will be made available in the coming days.
Deputy Lowry has welcomed the funding and says that he is particularly pleased that the funding will help provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades in the county.
Commenting on the announcement Carmel Fox, Chairperson of the Tipperary Town Revitalisation said that Tipp Town Revitalisation welcomes support towards the Conservation of a historic structure and thanks Tipperary Cashel Cahir MD for achieving funding from the Historic Structures Fund.
Cllr Anne Marie Ryan welcomed the news that Tipperary Town Courthouse has received 50000 thousand euro in funding under the HSF saying this is the start of the process of restoring and conserving this historic building. Funding will go towards repairing the roof and securing the building from weather elements.
The Councillor thanked Tipperary County Council and the Tipperary Task Force who collaborated closely on the application. Cllr Ryan said we were unsuccessful in 2020 so it’s particularly important to see a result this time around. Cllr Ryan concluded by saying that news is awaited on an application for funding in respect of a Conservation Management Plan for the Tipperary Town Courthouse.