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Bell disappointed at timeline for Thatch roof repair works


Councillor Paul Bell has expressed his disappointment that works to restore the thatched roof on the "Thatch Pub" will not commence until the spring of 2018 at the earliest.

"Having successfully secured €10,000 funding from Government under the endangered buildings scheme and commitment from Louth County and the owner of the listed building to re thatch the roof, I have been informed that the actual structure requires attention to ensure that the roof remains in place and that more importantly that the structure is safe to work on," said Bell

"I remain confident that the works will be carried out to save the building and my confidence is bolstered by the fact that works on the saving the structure will commence this month or in October the latest. The roof has been dried out sufficiently which will allow progress to be made".