Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007
Written Answers. - Architectural Heritage.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when funding will be made available for a project (details supplied) in County Mayo in order that the substantial works needed can be completed. [2607/07]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: The Heritage Council requested special funding from my Department in 2004 to permit them to grant assist emergency repairs to the roof of this property which has the status of a demesne of national  importance. Total grant assistance of €1,149.000 has been allocated over the past three years, with the final tranche to be drawn down shortly, (upon certification of completion of work scheduled for 2006). In addition, the project has also received special payments totalling €44,500 over this period from the Heritage Council towards a conservation report and for architect’s fees.
The Heritage Council has estimated that completion of the roofing works will cost a further €1m in 2007 and grant assistance for the entire amount is being sought. This proposal was recently received in my Department and is being considered. The Heritage Council is in consultation with the owners of the property regarding other conservation work which is required and to ensure that adequate provision is made to protect the structure for the future.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. Architectural Heritage.