Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (115)

Alan Kelly


115. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be provided for the development of Nenagh Castle and surrounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28373/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Nenagh Castle has already been fully conserved and is open to the public, so no further investment is therefore required in the historic building in the short term.

The question of rehabilitation and adaptation of the nearby two derelict houses on Pearse St. is currently under review in the context of future tourism development of the entire historic town quarter and once an appropriate strategy in relation to this has been agreed, an appropriate funding source will be identified and resources sought, since OPW has no monies available to it currently for any project at the site.