Planning Granted For Change Of Use For Premise In Thurles

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Planning permission has been granted for a change of use for a premises  at 55 Liberty Square in Thurles to enable a ground floor pizzeria  and first floor restaurant to be provided adjacent to and linking with Hayes Hotel. 

The proposed development includes the conversion of the existing vacant commercial premises to restaurant, kitchen and serving facilities at ground floor-level with additional group dining space, staff toilets and storage at first floor-level. A structure at the rear of the property will be demolished to allow a single-storey ground-level dining area including a doorway linking the restaurant with the adjacent Hayes Hotel premises.  No changes are proposed to the street-fronting façade of No. 55 Liberty Square and no changes are proposed to the interior of Hayes Hotel as part of the current plans.

The hotel has seen significant investment in recent years under the ownership of Jack Halley with the kitchens, nightclub and all of the hotel’s bedrooms refurbished to a high standard. The famed Hotel is renowned as the venue for the founding meeting of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884 and the property at number 55 had previously been considered for use as a GAA Museum and visitor attraction by the owner.