€350,000 FOR RESTORATION BUT NO FUNDS FOR ‘BLAYNEY ‘LANDMARK’ MARKETHOUSE!

17 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A JOINT announcement by two Government Ministers on Monday last of an allocation of €350,000 for the restoration of some seven historic properties, and national monuments, from neighbouring Co. Louth to Co. Cork, has led to some further disappointment among community groups in mid-Monaghan that none of the funding was   earmarked for the restoration of Castleblayney Markethouse and the former courthouse building.

Local Fine Gael Dail deputy, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D., was joined by the Minister for State for the Office of Public Works, Simon Harris T.D., in announcing the latest allocations   “for the conservation and preservation of the different historic properties and monuments” across the country.

It was confirmed yesterday (Wed) the funding is being provided by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht—with the works to be carried out by the Office of Public Works.

The seven projects to benefit will include Kilmainham Jail,   in Dublin; Carlingford Castle in Co. Louth;   and on-going conservation works to the historic walled-garden in …..

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