Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Questions (82)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

Question:

82. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Office of Public Works project at Carlow Castle due to have been completed in October 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55825/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I am delighted to advise that essential works at Carlow Castle have been completed and the site is available to the public since 29th October 2021.

There was a need to put some localised fencing in place to keep visitors at a distance from the face of certain walls within the castle complex. These areas were highlighted as potential hazards during the recent work and until further structural investigations and assessments can be made, these fences will stay in place. However, with the current arrangement in place, the public can still view the castle from all sides, making sure that a visit to the Castle is as complete as possible.