Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes €72000 in funding for Fingal under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

1st April, 2021

Minister Joe O’Brien (Green Party)


1st April 2021


Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes €72000 in funding for Fingal under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021


Minister Noonan announces €3m in funding for 477 built heritage projects


Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the announcement by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, today (Thursday 1 April) that 477 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a total of €3m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).   Projects in Fingal will benefit to the tune of €72,000 in funding.


In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades by facilitating works with a total value of over €15.5m and leveraging an estimated 19,000 days’ labour.


The announcement follows the decision by Cabinet earlier this week to implement a limited, phased easing of restrictions from April until a substantial level of vaccination has been achieved, in the hope that a full re-opening of construction activity can be considered in early May. Today’s announcement allows owners and custodians to begin to plan for the months ahead.  All work must, of course, be carried out in full compliance with Government/HSE guidance on Covid-19.


The BHIS is one of two built heritage funding schemes run by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in association with the 31 Local Authorities. Through grants of up to €15,000, the BHIS assists owners of heritage structures – including those on the local authorities’ Record of Protected Structures and those in Architectural Conservation Areas – to meet their obligations to care for their properties. The scheme is not limited to private dwellings but also aids a wide range of other important heritage structures.


Minister O’Brien commented:


“This year’s BHIS includes awards to four church properties in Fingal in addition to six other projects totalling €72,000 which will be a great boost for the region and will give employment to the many small businesses, skilled conservation specialists and tradespeople involved in heritage-related construction activity.  I am delighted that this scheme is in line with this Government’s commitment to put Town Centres First.”





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Note to Editor:  Details of awards in Fingal in the table below.


Laurel Mount, Borranstown, Co. Dublin External joinery repair €8,000.00
Kenure Church of Ireland Church, Skerries Road, Rush, Co. Dublin Historic window glass conservation/protection €6,000.00
Corduff House, Corduff, Lusk, Co. Dublin External joinery repair €3,000.00
Killossery/Rowlestown Mill, Rowlestown, Co. Dublin External & internal wall repair (mud walls) €10,000.00
Church of St. Nicholas of Myra, Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork €8,000.00
Church of the Assumption, Main Street, Howth, Co. Dublin Rainwater goods repair/replacement €8,000.00
St. David’s Church of Ireland Church, Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin Structural stability €10,000.00
Knockmaroon Lodge, Knockmaroon Hill, Chapelizod, Dublin Structural stability €10,000.00
Rogerstown Pier, Rogerstown, Rush, Co. Dublin External wall repair €6,000.00
Stonehaven, No. 32 Strand Road, Sutton, Co. Dublin External joinery repair €3,000.00