Update on restoration of Bremore Castle

John Manning

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:32

THE county council has given an update on the restoration of Bremore Castle and said it is hoped that the building will eventually be open to the public and 'provide a focus for tourism and community-related activities' in the area.

In response to a request for an update on the restoration project from Cllr Gráinne Maguire (NP), the county council reported to Balbriggan Town Council, saying: 'Work is continuing on the restoration of Bremore Castle. The exterior stonework has recently been completed and the very extensive scaffolding has been removed.

The focus now is on weatherproofing the building and on the internal fit out of the castle. This will take up to two years to complete.'

The report added: ' As the building progresses towards completion it is intended to increase public access and use.

'It is planned that the building will provide a focus for tourism and community-related activities in common with other heritage properties owned and managed by the council.

In the past year FÁS has been replaced by the Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board (DDLETB) as providers of the Local Training Initiative.

'In the past year 14 trainees have progressed to full employment from this LTI.'

Cllr. Maguire said: 'I am delighted to report that work is continuing on the restoration of Bremore Castle, the exterior scaffolding has been recently taken down the focus is now on weatherproofing the building and on the internal fit out of the castle.'

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