October 4, 2023
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Iconic Kilkenny bar among six local historic buildings to share €312,000 fund boost

Six Kilkenny buildings of historic significance will benefit from over €300,000 in new conservation funding.

A total of €312,000 has been allocated for the buildings as part of the Government’s Historic Structures Fund 2021.

The announcement was made by Kilkenny TD and Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan, who confirmed a total of €3 million in funding for 85 projects across the country.

Two of the projects in Kilkenny – the window of the Rose Cottage, Roselyn, Johnswell and the shopfront of the iconic Tynan’s Bridge House Bar at John’s Bridge – are in areas of “special attention”, which has been introduced for the first time this year by the Department of Heritage.

Minister Noonan said: “This year’s Historic Structures Fund will assist 85 owners and custodians of historic and protected structures across the country as they carry out a range of conservation projects to repair and safeguard our built heritage and supporting local employment of skilled conservation workers and tradespeople.

“I am particularly pleased to announce the awards to vernacular structures and historic shopfronts made under the two pilots streams introduced this year.

“These awards celebrate the richness and diversity of our built heritage and help to preserve our connections to past generations, in particular through their support of traditional building skills, which this Government is committed to investing in,” Minister Noonan added.

The full list of projects in Kilkenny to benefit from the Historic Structures Fund are as follows:

Stream 1

Kells House €37,000.00
Rothe House and Garden, 16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny €50,000.00

Stream 2 and Partnership Stream

Shankill Castle, Paulstown €50,000.00
Shee Alms House, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny €150,000.00

 Shopfront Stream

Tynans Bridge House Bar, 2 Johns Bridge, Kilkenny €15,000.00

Vernacular Stream

Rose Cottage, Roselyn, Johnswell €10,000.00


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