Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomes €126,400 in heritage funding for Kildare

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the allocation of €126,400 to Kildare to fund Built Heritage Projects. This is funded through Heritage Ireland 2030, a new national heritage plan which seeks to strengthen protection for our heritage in all its forms and provide supports to those responsible for its care.

Senator O’Loughlin said “I am pleased to see this funding allocated to Kildare to help secure and protect our heritage structures for the future.The funding will allow for conservation works to our built heritage, to help safeguard it for future generations.”

“I am particularly pleased to see €77,600 being shared between Harristown House, Brannocktown, the Thatch Cottage Walterstown in Nurney, the Cathedral Church of St.Brigid, Kildare Town, the Gothic Hall Thomastown in Rathangan, the Church of the Sacred Heart & St. Brigid in Kilcullen, the Thatch Cottage, Stickens, Caragh, Burtown House, Burtown, Athy, the Thatch House, Thomastown, Caragh and the Presentation Convent, Kildare Town. It is great to see the heritage we are so proud of in South Kildare being included.”

Fiona concluded by saying “Conserving out heritage is vital. We have a wealth of built heritage sites in our communities in South Kildare and preserving and conserving them for the next generation is incredibly important. This allocation will fund conservation work on many projects within our towns.”