Thursday, 16 May 2019

Ceisteanna (52)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

52. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of funding provided to each OPW heritage site in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [21253/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Office of Public Works is responsible for the conservation, management and presentation of:

- approximately 1,000 National Monuments that are in State ownership or guardianship at 768 locations

- 32 other significant Historic Properties.

The conservation and presentation of these sites to the public involves a range of activities including major and minor conservation projects, ongoing maintenance of both buildings and grounds and works to facilitate or improve the presentation and interpretation of sites including Guide services, which are provided at 70 sites around the country, on either a fulltime or seasonal basis.

As the National Monuments estate is funded as a single entity with a corresponding skilled workforce to cover major requirements in relation to conservation and other tasks, it is not possible to readily provide a breakdown of spending per site. The Table below reflects the overall amount spent on the National Monuments estate for the years in question.

2017

2018

2019 (to date)

25,762,614

27,949,707

8,730,266

OPW provides protection, maintenance, presentation and day-to-day management of a number of other historic State owned properties. A breakdown of spending by site of funding provided to all such properties for the years in question is given hereunder. In a certain number of cases, (eg: Phoenix Park) spending at smaller sites in the same vicinity are bundled within the larger properties which hold management and maintenance responsibility for them.

Name of Site

2017

2018

2019 YTD

Altamount

€337,461

€316,800

€101,351

Annesgrove

€852,584

€667,127

€87,988

Battle of the Boyne

€933,927

€727,884

€175,481

Blasket Visitor Centre

€197,820

€122,617

€40,006

Botanic Gardens

€2,703,924

€2,831,311

€934,276

Casino Marino

€81,403

€13,438

€533

Castletown

€1,907,081

€1,933,727

€469,208

Derrynane

€408,802

€443,160

€103,184

Doneraile

€347,256

€456,859

€238,660

Dublin Castle

€3,932,429

€4,571,141

€1,402,272

Emo Court

€617,958

€647,229

€394,895

Farmleigh

€3,104,565

€2,907,409

€1,242,479

Fota Arboretum

€268,706

€286,310

€81,619

Garden of Remembrance

€186,563

€164,584

€61,369

Garinish Island

€573,946

€498,391

€107,628

Glebe Gallery

€363,284

€292,272

€74,352

Heywood

€136,429

€117,037

€18,445

Iveagh Gardens

€144,502

€153,101

€39,139

JFK Memorial Park

€771,600

€1,038,060

€242,172

Kilkenny

€1,938,547

€1,905,726

€580,615

Kilmacurragh

€329,922

€352,939

€110,118

Phoenix Park

€4,566,245

€4,171,881

€1,165,660

Rathfarnham Castle

€166,107

€147,536

€35,753

RHK

€10,426

€11,121

€0

St. Endas

€801,507

€786,599

€231,597

St. Stephen's Green

€993,816

€1,124,338

€355,406

War Memorial Gardens

€290,023

€338,262

€88,511

€26,966,834

€27,026,859

€8,382,717

Spending Breakdown