Electric Picnic mansion in Stradbally gets thousands for conservation work

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

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Stradbally Hall is located to the right of the Main Stage at the Electric Picnic

The historic house on the Electric Picnic site is set for a grant of nearly €40,000 in public funding.

The Historic Structures Fund 2019 (HSF) (formerly the Structures at Risk Fund) is for conservation works to heritage structures, in both private and public ownership.

Three Laois applicants have succeeded in their application to get a slice of the national allocation for 2019 of €1.8 million.

Stradbally Hall, which is owned by the Cosby family, is to get €38,000. Details of how the money will be spent is not revealed.

Stradbally Hall is part of the site which is also the venue for the Electric Picnic. The building is located close to the Main Stage.

Two other Laois applicants also qualify for funding. The owners of the Midland House / former Post Office at 27 Main Street have had a €20,000 grant approved. A sum of €22,000 is going to the owners of Roundwood House in Mountrath.

The Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht says the primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.

The fund is generally administered through the local authorities.