Installation Of 62 Modular Homes In Thurles Near Completion


The installation of 62 modular homes in Thurles on land owned by the Office of Public Works is almost complete – the homes are semi detached so a total of 31 buildings have been installed.

Staff are working 6 days a week to get the new homes completed for allocation to refugees from Ukraine.  It is expected that the homes will be occupied by the end of August.  Landscaping and the planting of semi-mature trees is ongoing. A new wall has been completed to make a boundary between the new homes and the adjacent Scoil Ailbhe. The new estate is to be known as Gortataggart Way and is located between Thurles Fire Station and Matthew Bourke House – Sheltered Housing provided by Thurles Lions Club.

The allocation of homes is being managed by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth as part of it’s remit in responding to the arrival of refugees from Ukraine. The Department says that all of the new residents will be Beneficiaries of the Temporary Protection Programme for those displaced by the war in Ukraine. The beneficiaries are already in Ireland and it is intended that all of the new residents, a total of 248 persons will arrive at the same time.