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Funding allocated to conservation of various structures

Twenty three local authorities have received funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht for the conservation of various structures.

The Minister, Jimmy Deenihan TD announced that €650,000 has been made available for this scheme which will go towards 31 preservation projects. Commenting on the recent allocation of funds, Mr Deenihan said that only structures “in immediate danger of significant deterioration” would receive funding.

The Structures at Risk Fund is intended to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2010. Among the projects which received funding were churches, thatched cottages and forts.