Boost for Sligo town centre

Sligo town centre is to benefit from a major financial allocation from the Heritage Council for nine historic buildings in the southern part of O’Connell Street.

€200,000 has been awarded to Sligo, which is being supported with €50,000 from Sligo County Council as well as private investment from property owners.

Conservation works, which are expected to be completed before the end of the year, will include roof and chimney repairs, installation of cast-iron rainwater items, reinstatement of timber sash windows and doors, and the repair and reinstatement of historic shop fronts using traditional materials.

The project is a joint effort between the Heritage Office of the county council and the Sligo Business Improvement District.

Sligo Tidy Towns Committee Chairperson Finbar Filan says the announcement of the funding is timely, coming as long-awaited enhancement works on O’Connell Street are finally being completed.