Planning Application Details Regarding Courthouse & Bridewell Published By Tipperary Co Co


Internal View of Courtroom with Timber Panelling, Judge’s Dias and Galleries Retained

Details of a Part 8 planning application in respect of the Tipperary town Courthouse and Bridewell (prison buildings) on St Michael Street have been published by Tipperary County Council.

The plans are now on display in Council offices in Tipperary town, Nenagh and Clonmel  until December 21st and submissions can be made free of charge until January 15th. Submissions can also be made online. The planning application will also be made available on the Tipperary County Council website at this link here.

The Council intends to seek a change of use for the complex to be used as an adult education location for persons with disabilities in collaboration with Moorehaven. Some of the buildings will be converted to office and ancillary space to support this service.

Some one and two storey additions to the Courthouse will be demolished, the existing courtroom features are to be retained, an internal lift will be installed, a new two storey entrance with kitchenette and toilet will be added to the Courthouse, the three Bridewell buildings will have the original doorways reopened on the first floor to link the buildings in addition to the installation of historically accurate timber sash windows throughout the complex.

Subject to planning approval, funding for the work is to be sought from the Rural Regeneration Development Fund in 2024.


The Bridewell “Exercise Yard”