60,000 euro has been made available to owners of protected structures in county Wicklow under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.
A further 35,000 euro has been allocated to St Patrick’s Church in Wicklow town under the Historic Structures Fund.
An extensive programme of essential conservation works is planned at the church in Wicklow town which will help ensure the protection of the site dating from 1840.
Among other successful projects to be assisted this year, include roof repairs at privately owned houses in Bray and Newtownmountkennedy, the restoration of Stained Glass Windows in St Mary’s Church in Baltinglass and drystone wall boundary repairs in Hollywood. Co-ordinated annually by Wicklow County Council on behalf of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, it’s hoped many of the projects under the two Built Heritage Capital grant schemes can get under way shortly.