Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has today (Monday) welcomed funding of €35,000 which is being provided for the conservation and protection of two buildings in Duleek and Navan. Annesbrook in Duleek is to receive €15,000 and St Patrick’s Classical School in Navan is receiving €20,000 as part of a funding initiative announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritgae and the Gaelteacht, Jimmy Deenihan.
“This funding is being made available as part of a €500,000 allocation being made available through the Structures at Risk Fund for 41 projects nationwide. It will help to conserve and protect the buildings involved. Works will be carried out to safeguard structures that are protected under the Planning and Developments Act 2000-2011. Buildings under private and civic ownership are included in the list.
“It is very important that we protect our listed buildings, if we want to preserve our heritage. Historical buildings bring a lot of pride to local communities, adding to the physical appearance of towns and villages across the country. These buildings are a significant asset, helping to attract tourists and bringing financial benefits to local communities.
“I am glad that the Government has continued to prioritise the protection of our heritage, and I’m sure the people of Navan and Duleek will be delighted that St Patrick’s and Annesbrook are to benefit.”