Leinster Leader – Mar 31 2022

Well known Kildare heritage sites, St David’s Castle, Naas, the Four Pots, Grand Canal and Abbeylands House have been awarded €150,000 to conserve notable historic structures under the Historic Structures Fund 2022.

The sites have been awarded funding for diverse reasons including full restoration on windows and internal shutter boxes and panelling , reinstatement of internal staircases, missing balustrades and handrail and structural repair of window heads and reveals to openings.

A total of €4m was awarded nationwide through the Historic Structures Fund (HSF), administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities. The announcement follows that of €4m in funding under the Department’s other built heritage grant scheme, the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, earlier this month.

Read more about the history of the Four Pots  with some recent photos.