€50,000 is to be spent on eight heritage projects in Donegal

st marys haugh

€50,000 is to be spent on eight heritage projects in Donegal under a €2 million national funding package announced at the weekend by Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys.

She says this follows on from the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme, which proved to be very successful in 2014.

It is expected this new scheme will leverage an additional €8 million nationally.

Minister Humphreys says the funding will allow for the conservation and repair of heritage buildings, and also generate significant employment in the conservation and construction industries.

Of the eight Donegal buildings to be funded, four are private houses, three are churches and one is an old corn mill.

The largest allocation of €10,000 goes to the draught proofing of St Mary's Church, Haugh,  Killymard, with €8,000 going to interior work at the Church of Mary Immaculate in Stranorlar.

There are also allocations for St Mary's Church, Castlefinn and the old Cornmill at Kilcar, as well as private houses in Ballyshannon. Bundoran and Ramelton.

 

List of Donegal Projects -

Aghnagaddy House, Ramelton €6,000

Whitehall Carrowtrasna, Gartan €7,000

St. Mary’s Church Castlefin €2,500

St. Mary’s Church Stranorlar €8,000

Corn Mill, Leitir, Kilcar €5,500

St. Mary’s Church, Haugh, Killymard €10,000

Portnasson House Ballyshannon €6,000

Thatched Cottage Main Street Bundoran €5,000