Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Infrastructure, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.

 “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the conservation of some of the county’s listed buildings. The allocation for Roscommon totals €97,177.  The announcement today is not only good news for the heritage value of Roscommon and our magnificent protected structures but it will also provide a real jobs boost in the construction and conservation sectors in county Roscommon. Local tourism is also set to benefit,” said Minister Naughten.

 “My Cabinet colleague the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced that 569 heritage projects nationwide will share in a €4.8 million investment package as part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Ireland. Typical works to be funded under the scheme include roof repairs, structural stabilization, window glass protection and weather works,” added Naughten.