31 January 2016
By David O’Sullivan
Togher Castle, Togher, Dunmanway is to receive €9,000 for roof works and Bantry House will receive €7,000. The announcement is part of a national €2m Built Heritage Investment Scheme, which will benefit 340 heritage projects nationwide. The minimum amount of funding awarded under the scheme is €2,500 up to a maximum of €10,000.
West Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed the announcement of €16,000 for two local heritage structures.
“This scheme not alone saves these wonderful heritage buildings but also allows them to be enjoyed by present and future generations. It is a tangible example of this Government’s commitment to sustainable development, encouraging tourism and inward investment.
‘It is very important that we continue to protect our local heritage and rich cultural legacy.”Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media