Funding approved to help preserve Clonmel’s Franciscan friary

Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD that funding has been allocated to the franciscan Friary in Clonmel, under the Department’s Structures at Risk Fund 2013.

Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD that funding has been allocated to the franciscan Friary in Clonmel, under the Department’s Structures at Risk Fund 2013.

This funding is allocated to enable conservation works at significant risk of deterioration and which are protected under the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2012.

This scheme, which is in operation since 2011, has encouraged regeneration and reuse of heritage properties and helped to secure the preservation of protected structures which may otherwise have been lost.