Liberty Square Thurles To Be Refurbished

As most people by now are aware, Thurles Town Council has appointed URS Ireland to manage the upcoming refurbishment of Liberty Square. Many of you will have observed their staff at work in past days, photographing areas of the town in their effort to get some idea of the town’s unique personality, as part of a consultancy process.

URS is a global supplier of multidisciplinary engineering service which provide a comprehensive range of services, including strategic consulting for new projects, advising on social, environmental and economic risk, through to the operation, maintenance and the provision of bespoke relevant solutions within the context of the environment and the communities who select their services.

Liberty Square Thurles - Chamber President PJ. Shanahan

Liberty Square Thurles – Thurles Chamber President Mr PJ. Shanahan

Thurles Chamber & Thurles Town Council are now inviting, you the public, to contribute to this 21st century design of Liberty Square, which is at the very heart of our local community.

Thurles Chamber President Mr P.J. Shanahan today called on the general public and the business community as a whole, to become involved in this consultation process.

Mr Shanahan stated “We want to hear your requirements for deliveries, parking, the pedestrian & cycling environment, pavement space, planting and to discuss any other concerns you might have about construction works and how it might affect, in particular the local business community. Together with Thurles Town Council we are committed to maintaining close contact with business owners on Liberty Square and all adjoining streets, during this eventual construction period.”

A select committee within Thurles Chamber (namely Mr Thomas Bourke, Mr Hugh Ryan, Mr John Butler, M/S Marie Boyle & Mr P.J Shanahan,) will meet with URS Ireland at 12.30pm on Tuesday, July 30th next, to consult and progress this project to its final stage.

Thurles Chamber are now requesting that as many persons as possible, from both public & business interests, to attend at The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles from 3.00pm to 8.00pm on July 30th next, where UPS Ireland will be happy to hear expressions of new ideas, views, and concerns regarding this proposed and exciting project.

While Thurles Chamber refused to comment on current difficulties regarding traffic issues and town centre car parking difficulties, sources close to Thurles.Info hint that property has been purchased on the West side of Liberty Square, by Thurles Town Council (the side locally referred to as the ‘money side,’ differentiating from the North side known as the ‘sunny side,) with a view to providing extra space adjacent to this town centre area, which would possibly offer exit routes via Emmet Street, Thomond Road & Liberty Square, and are subject to further negotiations.

For Further Information – Contact Thurles Chamber (Catherine: 9.30am to 12.30pm,) at Tel:0504-49169 or URS Ireland (Deidre or Eoin,) Tel: 01-2933200.


3 comments to Liberty Square Thurles To Be Refurbished

  • Chris

    Would have to be the Tesco site then.

  • George Willoughby

    I don’t believe so Chris, possibly more central.

  • Chris

    Looking at the osi map there is only one other option but it would involve the demolition of a property on Liberty Square. I would like to see bigger footpaths in the square so a few of the pubs and restaurants could put out some tables and chairs and people could sit outside in the summer. Also free WiFi in the square removal of the parking spaces beside the Croke statue. Sounds like they will be using the whole budget on projects around the town before abolition.

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