The 2017 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant scheme is now open for applications.  This grant scheme is run in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and only farmers approved in the GLAS scheme are eligible to apply. 

A grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with grant amounts varying from €4,000 to a maximum of €25,000. The grant is available for the conservation of traditional farm outbuildings, including roof, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors. The grant is also available for other related structures including historic yard surfaces, walls, gate pillars and gates.  The process is highly competitive and it is expected that 50-70 projects will be supported in 2017. The emphasis is on essential repairs with restoration works having a low priority. Think of what’s necessary to do rather than what might be nice to do! 

Completed applications should be returned by post to  
Anna Meenan, Project Manager, Farm Buildings Grant Scheme, The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny
by 5pm Friday 18th November 2016.  

Queries to Tel. 056 777 0777, E-mail:  

Application Documentation
Application form in pdf, Application form in msword
Terms and conditions
Conditions of Offer of grant
Sourcing a conservation consultant

Some useful resources:

Heritage Maps
All Ireland Pollinator Plan
Built Heritage Policy-Advice Series