€10,000 in funding for Knocklofty House

Senator Garret Ahearn said “This funding will allow for conservation works to our
built heritage, to help safeguard it for future generations. I am particularly pleased
that €10,000 has been awarded to Knocklofty House to improve the damp condition
of the house. Additionally, a number of churches throughout the county were granted
funding for various improvements. St Mary’s Church Clonmel and St Paul’s Church
Cahir were among these.

“Knocklofty House is a huge part of our community here in Tipperary. People have
great memories of their childhood here and its restoration is important to the public. I
have spoken about this numerous times in the Seanad in addition to writing to
Minister Malcolm Noonan. I am very happy that Knocklofty House will benefit from
this funding and hope to see future funding made available to restore this fantastic
piece of history to its former glory

“The protection of our built heritage was one of the priorities in the recently published
cross-government strategy for the protection of Ireland’s heritage, Heritage Ireland
2030. Furthermore, partnership is a key theme of Heritage Ireland 2030, and the
BHIS is one of two built heritage funding schemes, run in association with the 31
local authorities and their Architectural Conservation Officers and Heritage Officers,
working in partnership with the Department to protect our built heritage”. Senator
Garret Ahearn concluded