€126,400 has been allocated to 15 Kildare projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme announced this morning (Monday) according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“This funding will fund conservation works to 15 historic and protected structures across County Kildare, helping to safeguard these important structures for future generations.  Projects such as the Cathedral Church of St Brigid in Kildare Town (€10,000) and the Church of Sacred Heart and St Brigid Kilcullen (€9,000) are important public buildings that are used by many in the local communities.

“The funding which is part of a €4m allocation nationwide will leverage additional private funding and create economic stimulus and employment in the local areas as well as providing assistance to the owners and custodians of these buildings which can be costly to protect and maintain.

“Todays announcement follows the launch last week by Minister Noonan of Heritage Ireland 2030, a new national heritage plan which seeks to strengthen protection for our heritage in all its forms and provide supports to those responsible for its care.

“I welcome the funding which will provide employment to small businesses, skilled conservation specialists and tradespeople, ensuring a continued focus on the traditional crafts, all of which help us to deliver on Heritage Ireland 2030 and protect many aspects of our proud heritage in Kildare,” concluded Minister Heydon.


County Kildare

Name and Address of Project

Description of Works

 Funding Allocated

Harristown House, Brannocktown

Interior structural repair €6,600

The Firs, Sallins Road, Naas

Brickwork repairs and reinstatement of architectural features


Thatch Cottage Walterstown, Nurney

Essential re-thatching


St. Johns Church, Kill

Stabilisation of masonry


Naas Town Hall (library), Main Street, Naas

Reinstatement of architectural features


Cathedral Church of St. Brigid, Kildare Town

Essential rainwater goods repair, Reinstatement of architectural features


Outbuilding at Taghadoe House

Essential roof repairs


Gothic Hall, Thomastown, Rathangan

Essential external works


Glebe House, Pound Street, Leixlip

Essential window restoration


Church of the Sacred Heart & St. Brigid, Kilcullen

Conservation Report/Management Plan


Confey Abbey, Dunboyne Road, Leixlip

Essential external works


Thatch Cottage, Stickens, Caragh

Essential external works


Burtown House, Burtown, Athy

External wall repairs, rainwater goods replacement


Thatch House, Thomastown, Caragh

Limecrete floor, Internal lime rendering


Presentation Convent, Kildare Town Essential works to bell tower and chimney