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Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2019 - deadline 31 Jan 2019 (now closed)

Built Heritage and Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2019.pdf (size 32.6 KB)

Application forms and particulars for the above schemes are available to download:

BHIS 2019

BHIS 2019 Appendix I - Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works.docx.docx (size 40.2 KB)

BHIS 2019 Appendix II - Application Form A.docx.docx (size 45.9 KB)

BHIS 2019 Circular.pdf.pdf (size 614.9 KB)

Historic Structures Fund 2019

Appendix I - APPLICATION FORM A - OWNER_APPLICANT.docx.docx (size 43.4 KB)

Circular HSF 2019 - FINAL.doc.doc (size 152.1 KB)

or alternatively, can be obtained from the Planning Section, Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (057 9357414) or by emailing, All applicants must complete the Application Form and submit it, with supporting documentation in hard copy by 4pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.

Applications must be clearly marked Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019/Historic Structures Fund 2019 and addressed to the Planning Department, Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly


A grant of two thirds of the approved cost, up to a maximum of €3,810 is available for owner occupied houses. Contact the Housing Grants Section, DOEHLG, Government Buildings, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Tel: 096 24200 or Locall 1890 305030 - HA2T Memorandum and the HA1/90 Application Form. or see

Living under Thatch by Barry O'Reilly, 2004, Mercier Press, provides a profile of thatched properties in Offaly and practical advice on how to take care of them. Available from Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society or through

Refer to the National Inventory of Ireland website for detailed information regarding Thatch in Ireland - including a recently published report, a list of insurance companies, sourcing thatch materials and contact details for thatchers in Ireland

Section 482, Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997

Section 482 provides tax relief to the owner/occupier of an approved building (including surrounding garden), or an approved garden existing independently in respect of expenditure incurred on the repair, maintenance or restoration of the approved building or garden. However certain conditions relating to public access apply. For more details see a list of Section 482 properties in Offaly

Irish Georgian Society

The Irish Georgian Society has a grant scheme - for details email