Fianna Fáil County Councillor, John Paul Feeley has received confirmation from Chief Executive of Cavan County Council that the council has completed the purchase of the premises formerly known as ‘McIntyre’s’ at Abbey Street Cavan.
“Some months ago I noted that this premises was on the market and suggested to the Chief Executive that it would be sensible for the local authority to acquired it given its location immediately behind Cavan Town Hall and adjacent to the Abbey. Cavan County Council is currently undertaking a major renovation of Cavan Town Hall and the acquisition of such a significant portion of property behind it should facilitate the better use of the property in the years to come and also facilitate improved access to the historic Abbey in our county town.”
‘Cavan County Council with the assistance of Historic Structures at Risk Fund from the Department of Heritage concluding substantial works to the tower and to the Abbey generally to primarily preserve it for future generations but also to ensure that it is more accessible to the general public. There remains a great deal of work which Cavan County Council must take a lead on in preserving, interpreting and opening this very historic site to the people of the county and visitors alike.”
‘It is said that one never regrets purchasing the land beside your own property. In this case Cavan County Council have acquired a significant piece of property the centre of Cavan Town which abuts two sites for which Cavan County Council already has responsibility and which the County Council are anxious to maximise the potential of for the benefit of the town and County.’