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New site for St Teresa’s Special School 



A new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe has been identified, according to Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins. 

  Senator Hopkins said: “My colleague, Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh has informed me that his Department have identified a new site option for the provision of a new building for St. Teresa’s Special School.

  “An assessment is now underway on this site in order to ascertain its suitability for a new school building. The St. Teresa’s project is on the Department’s capital programme and it is essential now that this site can be secured in order to progress this project.

  “I have been working closely with Minister McHugh on this issue over the past number of months. This follows the insurance issues which the school faced earlier this year where a resolution was found.

  “However, at that time it was clear that a long-term solution is also necessary which involves delivery of a purpose built school building for students and staff at St. Teresa’s”.


New lighting, reduced speed limit on way – McDermott



Cllr. Marty McDermott, right, says new lighting and a reduced speed limit are to be put in place at Circular Road/Henry Street (side road) in the New Year.

  Cllr. McDermott recently raised the matter with Roscommon County Council, making the case for a 30 km speed limit and provision of LED lighting at Circular Road/Henry Street (side road) in Roscommon Town.

  “These measures are required in the interest of public safety” Cllr. McDermott (Fianna Fáil) told the Roscommon People.

  “There has been a large increase in the volume of traffic in that area, and instances of speeding. I’ve been advised by the Council that they will proceed with these projects in 2020. I raised this at a Roscommon Municipal District meeting and am grateful to my elected colleagues for their support, and to the Council for its positive response”.

  Cllr. McDermott said that he has also received representations from residents in Mote Park and Lisnamult in relation to concerns over speeding vehicles in those areas. He is raising these concerns with the Council.






Residential development site of approx. 21 acres for sale with guide price of €1.6 m




A residential development site in Athlone with expired planning permission for 163 residential units is being offered for sale by Savills Ireland.

  Situated on the outskirts of Athlone town centre, the subject site offers the opportunity to acquire lands that have development potential for a variety of uses, including residential, having been allocated three zoning objectives under the Monksland/Bellanamullia (Athlone West) Local Area Plan.

  These include, New Residential (approx. 5.7 acres), Strategic Residential Reserve (approx. 5.9 acres) and Recreation and Amenity (approx. 9.5 acres).

  Extending to approx. 8.52 ha (21.05 acres), the site is roughly rectangular in shape with good access off the R362 road. The site was previously occupied by two dwellings, which have since been demolished and cleared.

  The site previously had the benefit of planning permission for 163 residential units (predominantly houses) and a crèche, which has now expired.

  Athlone town centre, which is located within a 10-minute drive of the site, offers an array of amenities including Penney’s, Dunnes Stores and Zara, as well as several cafes, restaurants and bars. The area also has the benefit of several schools and sports clubs, making it a desirable residential location.

  The subject site has good accessibility with Athlone train station and the M6 motorway a key road linking Athlone to Dublin and Galway located within a few minutes’ drive. Bus routes, A1 and A2, are also located nearby, providing access to Athlone Town Centre within approx. 20 minutes.

  Johnny Hanrahan of Savills Ireland comments: “The site offers developers and investors the opportunity to create a relatively large housing scheme, one that is much-needed in the current climate where there is a shortage of housing. We therefore expect to see a good level of interest in the site”.

  For further information, please contact Johnny Hanrahan, Savills Ireland on 01-6181433.



Showhouse viewings this Saturday at Kilronan Castle



John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon is this week advising of this Saturday’s showhouse viewing of  superior quality three and four-bedroomed luxury homes located at O’Carolan’s Court, Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon.   Price from €107,500. Showhouse viewings this Saturday, the 16th of November from 12-2 pm.

  Whether it is an investment, a holiday home or for a weekend escape, you can indulge yourself in some of the most unspoilt countryside without feeling isolated. These spacious properties are presented for sale with fitted kitchen, fitted fireplace, fitted wardrobes and with bathrooms fitted and tiled.

  Offering rolling gardens that extend onto dozens of acres of manicured grounds and natural lakeside woodlands, this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a piece of countryside bliss.

  Purchasers will have the benefit of two years’ membership of Kilronan Castle’s world class leisure centre.

  Showhouse viewings this Saturday, the 16th of November from 12-2 pm. Please contact John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon on 090-6626579, log on to www.propertypartners.ie or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..