Works Likely To Begin On New Car Park In Cahir Next Month

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It is hoped that work on providing a new car park in Cahir can commence in January.

Contracts for the facility on Church Street in Cahir are to be signed this week as part of an overall €11 million revitalisation plan for the town centre.

The former Castle Court/Galtee Hotel building on the Cashel Road is to be demolished to provide space for approximately 90 cars spaces in addition to parking for buses – a key service in the tourist town.

Local Independent Councillor Andy Moloney has consistently pressed for the project to commence using Tipperary County Council Match Funding for this stage of the larger project as the Department of Rural and Community Development is not yet ready to release the funding for the overall project due to ongoing projects in Carrick on Suir.

It is expected that the construction phase will take approximately 3 months with the new car park in operation for Summer 2024. The library is to be relocated from it’s existing location on the Square to a state of the art facility to be delivered in the Granary building and the town centre public realm including the Square and Castle Street will be upgraded. A new Business Centre is also planned for the town centre.

Cllr Moloney says the car park is vital given the demand for spaces with the Castle Street Car park frequently at full capacity. It is expected that the new car park will give increased footfall to the town centre retail locations.