€1.5 Million Spent On Staffing And Maintenance Costs At Three Midlands OPW Sites

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But the centres operated at significant loss last year.

The Office of Public Works spent almost one and a half million euro staffing and maintaining three monuments in the midlands last year.

However, details released under the Freedom of Information Act show the sites operated at a significant loss in 2019.

Clonmacnoise had costs of over €610,000, compared to about €530,000 in visitor income.

Spending at Portumna Castle was just shy of €600,000, with an intake of €42,000.

While Roscrea Heritage Centre spent almost €200,000 and took in less than €4,000.

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