Structures at Risk Fund benefits three protected buildings

Structures at Risk Fund benefits three protected buildings


Clare County Council has received confirmation from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of its decision to finance conservation works on three protected buildings in private and civic ownership in Clare.

The funding announcement follows Clare County Council’s call for applications from around the County in relation to the Structures at Risk Fund 2017.

The buildings in receipt of funding are Ross House, Ross O’Briensbridge (€8,000), Barntick House, Clarecastle (€8,000), and Mount Ievers Court, Sixmilebridge (€15,000).

Brian McCarthy, Senior Planner, Economic Development, Clare County Council: “The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

This includes works to proposed protected structures, and in certain cases, works to safeguard structures within Architectural Conservation Areas where an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen.”



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.