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€100,000 granted for two heritage projects in Laois

The government has granted €100,000 for two heritage and conservation projects in Laois.

Lea Church of Ireland, Killenard, and Presentation Convent, Church Avenue, Portlaoise have both been selected.

Each will receive €50,000 as part of the administration of the Historic Structures Fund for 2021.

Minister for State at the Department of Health, Sean Fleming, welcomed the news.

He said: “The owners of these buildings will receive this funding under the Historic Structures Fund 2021.

“These owners are effectively custodians of these historic and protected structures for future generations.

“This funding will also be a boost to people who work in the construction and heritage trades locally, as specialised and skilled work is required on these protected structures

“Overall this is a good announcement for Laois and I look forward to these conservation and repair projects proceeding as soon as practicable.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.