Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Labour T.D. for Waterford, Ciara Conway is welcoming news of funding to the tune of €45,000 that will be used for the conservation and protection of heritage sites in Waterford.
"This funding is being made available from the Structures at Risk fund and will be used for the conservation, preservation and restoration of a number of Waterford’s built heritage.
"Twenty thousand euro will be spend on the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Barronstrand Street in Waterford City. This is Ireland’s oldest Catholic Cathedral, making it an extremely important and beautiful building, which was designed by John Roberts and dates back to 1793.
"In Ballymacarby €15,000 euro will be spent on Kilronan Church, which is of architectural interest.
"Meanwhile €10,000 is being spent on the Courtyard at Curraghmore House in Portlaw. Curraghmore is one of those hidden gems that not many people know about. The house at Curraghmore is the last of 4 castles built by the de la Poer family after their arrival in Ireland in 1167. One of the features is the courtyard front of the house, where the original Castle is encased in a spectacular Victorian mansion with flanking Georgian ranges. It has architectural and historical significance and I welcome this announcement of funding from the Arts and Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan."
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