€87,000 for Longford under Built Heritage Investment scheme

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The proposed Granard digital hub, at the former Ulster Bank premises in the town, is set to benefit from €10,550 funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).

Nearly €87,000 in grants has been allocated to county Longford property owners and community groups under the BHIS.

Welcoming the news, Longford / Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Joe Flaherty said: “In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades by facilitating works.”

The eleven successful County Longford applicants were:

  • 6 Earl Street, Longford town €8,200
  • Co:Worx Edgeworthstown (former Ulster Bank), €8,200
  • Derreen House, Clondra, €3,700
  • Former Ulster Bank, Market Street, Granard, €10,550
  • J. Burns' 28-28A Main Street, Edgeworthstown, €7,500
  • Kilglass House, Legan, €10,600
  • Ledwithstown House, Ledwithstown, Ballymahon, €7,500
  • St John's National School, Battery Road, Longford, €2,500
  • Temperance Hall, Dublin Street, Longford, €5,750
  • Workers Cottage, Mullingar Road, Ardagh, €10,000
  • Halls, Battery Road, Longford €2,500