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Plans Progressing For A “Thurles Market Quarter”

Plans are being progressed for a “Thurles Market Quarter”, same to be a covered event area in the town.

Tipperary County Council are to seek funding for the progression of a Thurles Market Quarter, which will be located at the 1846 farm buildings site, situated at the existing car park site close to the “The Source” building located on Cathedral Street.

This Thurles Market Quarter is understood to feature a canopy style roof, which will allow for this area to be used not only as a market area, but also for concerts and festivals.

With regards to the existing agricultural building itself, Tipperary Co. Council claim they will restore and renovate same introducing a glazed extension to the existing building, for multi-functional uses.
They also will improve access between the site and St. Patrick’s College, upgrading vehicular and pedestrian access, while installing electric vehicle (EV) car charging points.

It was always the hope that Thurles Farmers Market, the latter currently operating successfully from Thurles Greyhound Track grounds every Saturday, would move to this “The Source” car park area. However speaking to some of the existing Farmers Market operators, they wish to remain where there are currently indoor facilities available during long periods of harsh weather, which they claim a canopy style roof could never provide against a prevailing south-westerly wind.

They also point out that car-parking facilities, like that available to the outlying major local Supermarket retail outlets, remain totally free in the grounds of Thurles Greyhound Track.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including AA and EIA Screening Reports, will be available for inspection or indeed purchase (at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) at: – Thurles Municipal District Civic Offices, Castle Avenue, Thurles and Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh & Clonmel, from 9.30 am- 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday) for a period from 21st of September 2020 to 16th of October 2020, (excluding bank holidays).

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