Home   /  Local News  /  Contract Signing for Phase 1a of Activating Cahir’s Town Centre Regeneration Strategy

Local News

Contract Signing for Phase 1a of Activating Cahir’s Town Centre Regeneration Strategy

Tipperary County Council are pleased to announce that the contract for Phase 1a
of 'Activating Cahir's Town Centre Regeneration Strategy' was signed between
Tipperary County Council and Tony Kirwan Civil Engineering last Thursday 25 th
January. This Phase 1a contract will see the former Castle Court Hotel
demolished and the site cleared in preparation for Phase 1b - construction a new
car park and transport hub providing 86 car parking spaces, 3 coach parking
spaces, 2 mini bus parking spaces, EV chargers, bicycle parking and bike
lockers. The value of this Phase 1a contract is €458,763.45 which is being
funded by Rural Regeneration Development Fund and Tipperary County Council.
Subsequent phases of 'Activating Cahir's Town Centre Regeneration Strategy'
will be commencing on a staggered basis over the next 18 months and these
phases include
Phase 2: the alteration and refurbishment of the historic Granary building which
will house the new and modern Cahir Library,
Phase 3: the alteration, refurbishment and original façade restoration of the
prominent Market House Building which will accommodate a state-of-the-art
Business Centre and
Phase 4, 5, 6: Public Realm and landscaping enhancements to the Square,
Castle Street, Church Street, Old Church Street and St Mary's Road will
transform the centre of Cahir Town.
Works on Phase 1a will include;

  • Demolition of the former Castle Court Hotel, associated structures and
  • foundations
  • Salvaging chimney pots, roof ridge caps, natural slates and building stone
  • from the old hotel building
  • Waste removal and site clearance
  • Clearance of trees and vegetation on site
  • Excavation of the site to formation level
  • Installation of ESB ducting
  • Installation of a retaining wall to the south of the site.

Works on Phase 1a will commence on Tuesday 6 th February.

Image info:
Back L to R Mark Kerstin Tobin Consulting Engineers; James Swords District
Engineer Tipperary County Council, Cllr Máirín McGrath, Micheál Geraghty
Associate Director Tobin Consulting Engineers, Eoin Leane Tony Kirwan Civil
Engineering, Frank Cussen Project Manager Tipperary County Council, Cllr Andy
Moloney & Cllr Marie Murphy. Front L to R Brian Barry Quality Surveyor Tony
Kirwan Civil Engineering, Anselm McGowan District Administrator, Sharon
Kennedy District Director, Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District, Tipperary-
Cahir-Cashel Cathaoirleach Cllr Declan Burgess and Tony Kirwan Company
Director Tony Kirwan Civil Engineering signing contracts.

Photo by Maria Taylor, Cahir Correspondent for The Nationalist Newspaper