Joe O’Brien TD Announces €270,000 to Protect Heritage Buildings in Fingal

28th March, 2023

Joe O’Brien TD Announces €270,000 to Protect Heritage Buildings in Fingal

Joe O’Brien TD has today (Tuesday, March 28th) praised the decision to award €270,000 to protect local heritage buildings in Fingal. This money will be used on a diverse range of works on historic buildings in Fingal, including the Carnegie Library in Swords and cottages on Lambay Island.

In total, 95 heritage projects across the country will receive a total of €4.5m as part of the Historic Structures Fund, as announced by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD. This comes in addition to another €4.5 million also to support heritage buildings announced earlier this month under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

Speaking today, Joe O’Brien TD said:

“Fingal has such a rich and beautiful local heritage, so it is essential that we preserve and protect it. This funding will safeguard our local history as well as providing employment for craftspeople in the local economy. Our history is all around us and we should not take it for granted. These buildings are an important part of our local culture that need to be conserved so that our local community can continue to cherish it. It is fantastic to see the Green Party using its influence in government to provide resources protect our history for future generations.”

Announcing the funding, Minister Malcolm Noonan said:

“Through this investment, this Government continues to celebrate the value and diversity of our built heritage, while also supporting traditional building skills. These actions also continue to help us deliver on our commitments to built heritage under Heritage Ireland 2030, the national heritage plan which I launched last year.”


Stream 1 Awards

Site Name, Address Short description of works Proposed Grant
Cottage No.4, Coastguard Cottages, Lambay Island Refurbishment of cottage number 4 to provide for sustainable residential all year round use, to provide for support workers. €15,000.00
Eskeragh, 18 Burrow Road, Sutton Repair and conservation of rare leaded lights in early steel windows in Burmese Teak sub-frames. €37,000.00
Killossery Corn Mill, Rowlestown Consolidation and repair of walls to vernacular house and mill complex using earthen mortars €40,000.00
Total   €92,000.00


Two-year projects funded under HSF 2022/deferred projects

Site Name, Address 2023 Grant Commitment
Guinness Bridge, Strawberry Beds €123,000.00
Carnegie Library, Swords €30,000.00
Balluster Lodge €25,443.75
Total €177,443.75