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Thatching Grants

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A grant is available towards the cost of renovating thatched roofs of owner occupied houses. A grant of two thirds of the approved cost, up to a maximum of 3,810 euro, is available. A higher level of assistance of up to 5,714 euro is available for houses on specified offshore islands. Householders with a medical card may be eligible for thatching grants up to a maximum of 6,350 euro (or 8,253 euro in the case of houses on the offshore islands). In such cases the grant may cover up to 80% of the approved cost of works subject to the maximum grant.

For conditions of eligibility and an application form please see the publications and documents section on the right of your screen.

Applicants can apply directly to:

Thatching Grants Section
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Government Buildings
Co. Mayo
F26 E8N6

Tel No: 353 96 24333




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