Slievenamon Road Car Park In Thurles To Close Temporarily In 2020

The car cark situated beside Lár Na Páirce, latter the Gaelic Athletic Association’s (GAA) Museum, on Slievenamon Road in Thurles, is to close Temporarily with effect from January 2nd, 2020.

Slievenamon Road car park, Thurles.

According to officials from the Thurles Municipal District, this area will be closed to facilitate the long-awaited further development of the new car park, which can be entered from the south side of Liberty Square (referred to affectionately as the ‘money side’).

This entrance was facilitated by the demolishing of Griffin’s newsagents’ premises.

One question however, for our local Municipal District Councillors to answer. Where is the plaque which I had personally erected in the mid 1990’s which was previously to be found located on the wall between CostCutters Off-License and the now demolished Griffin’s premises? [Watch Video and note dissappearence]. Certainly, CostCutters Off-License did not remove it in recent shop front upgrades. Could perhaps Smith Demolition throw some light on its disappearance. In the interest of Thurles residents, it is now essential that Tipperary Co. Council have this plaque replaced.

This blue aluminium plaque read: – Patrick John Ryan, Archbishop of Philadelphia born in this house 20th Feb 1831. He was appointed archbishop in 1884. [READ HERE]. He died on 11th February 1911′.

Not that it matters a whole lot as far as I personally am concerned; but not only have Thurles Municipal District councillors and Thurles Chamber, in association with Tipperary Co. Council; presided over the total destruction of Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary as a business hub, but also our elected representatives must be seen as being responsible for the destruction of our valuable local history.


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