Donegal heritage projects to share funding pot of €140,000


Thirteen heritage projects in Donegal are to share a funding pot of €140,000.

Among the highlights include €80,000 for repairs to St Eunan’s Cathedral Raphoe while €10,000 is being awarded for works to the house where playwright Brian Friel based his world renowned play Dancing at Lughnasa.

The funding is being sanctioned under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

The full list of projects benefiting are:

Cathedral Church of St Eunan, Raphoe Renewal of roof coverings with natural slate; repairs to external walling; repair and renewal of defective roof flashings and roof abutments; new rainwater goods €80,000

The Guildhall, Ramelton, Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork. Conservation Report/Management Plan €5,000

Upper Main Street, Letterkenny retail outlet, Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork €5,000

P Mulligan & Sons Ltd Building, Ballyshannon, External joinery repair €6,000

Portnason House, Ballyshannon Rainwater goods repair/replacement €6,000

Old Coast Guard Station, Killybegs Coast Guard station, Historic window glass conservation/protection €3,000

The Old Fort Inn, Greencastle External repairs to Martello tower €7,000

The Laurels, Gortnamucklagh, Glenties Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork and joinery €10,000

The Battery, Rathmullan External wall repair €5,000

Faherna, Culdaff Reinstatement of architectural features €2,500

Lifford Old Courthouse, The Diamond, Lifford External joinery repair €3,000

Taughboyne Church of Ireland Parish Church, St Johnston Replacement of outdated services €2,500

Robertson's School House, St Catherine's Road, Killybegs Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork and joinery €5,000