Updated: 04/05/17 : 07:28:09Printable Version
Fine Gael TD for Sligo – Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin, has announced that a number of heritage projects in both Sligo and Leitrim are to benefit from almost €110,000 in Government funding.“New funding totalling €78,500 has been granted to Co. Sligo for heritage projects with Co. Leitrim receiving €30,000.
“Providing funding under these schemes is a commitment in Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Rural Development, ‘Realising Our Rural Potential’.
This funding is part of an announcement by my colleague, Minister Heather Humphreys of €4.8 million for 569 heritage projects across the country.“This funding will allow for the conservation and repair of protected structures across Co. Sligo and Leitrim. These buildings and structures are so important to our heritage and identity as a county, and maintaining and repairing them is a crucial part of the regeneration of our communities.
“The funding is also very important in terms of developing our tourism offering and helping to attract visitors, with all the benefits that can bring.
“Nationally, it is expected the schemes will leverage more than €11 million in private funds. It is also important to note that the works on these protected structures will generate significant employment in the conservation and construction industries, which is good news for local job creation.”