Ambitions to conserve the Courthouse and Bridewell buildings in Tipperary Town got a boost to day with news that a funding application for a conservation plan has been approved via the Heritage council.
It is understood that a Cork based specialist firm has secured the contract for the work which must be completed by early October. More than 180 projects across Ireland will share €1.5 million under two special grant schemes run by The Heritage Council today. The funding is intended to boost local economies, grow tourism, and enhance community spirit by supporting local heritage projects. Tipperary Revitalisation Company as mentioned was allocated €14,000 for a conservation plan for the courthouse and Bridewell.
The project got a further boost with confirmation today that Tourism Consultant Alan hill will conduct an Options Analysis for the building complex and the Tipperary Town Task Force welcomes suggestions for the location.
Carmel Fox, Chairperson of the Task Force paid tribute to Mary Alice O’ Conor and Roisin O’Grady Tipperary Heritage Officer for their input to the project. Mary Alice O’Connor said she was delighted with the news and accepted that the time frame for completion of the plan was short but with the Options Analysis Study for the site now running in tandem it was a great platform for progress. Fifty thousand euro for urgent repairs to the roof of the Courthouse Building had been announced last month.