Kilkenny Council hails delivery of 52 new homes in Castlecomer and Urlingford
KILKENNY County Council has welcomed the delivery of 52 new homes in Castlecomer and Urlingford.
In a statement, the council said it welcomed “the commencement of the construction of 33 houses at Donaguile, Castlecomer and the completion of 18 houses at Togher Way, Urlingford”.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy turned the sod on the new development at Donaguile during a flying visit to the county last Friday. The minister also cut the ribbon on the new development in Urlingford.
Kilkenny County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Eamon Aylward said: “The site at Castlecomer is one of eight County Council housing construction projects either underway or to commence in 2019 all around the county, making local authority construction a significant part of our overall housing delivery programme.”
Director of Services Mary Mulholland said the funding required for the delivery of the many schemes both underway and proposed in the county would exceed €70 million between now and 2021.
She added: “This represents a huge investment in Kilkenny and in housing, made possible through the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government commitment to the implementation of the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.”
Minister Murphy also visited the Togher Way development in Urlingford to perform the official opening of 18 new housing units.
Togher Way was a derelict estate being it was brought into use for badly-needed social housing. Minister Murphy was joined in cutting the ribbon at Togher Way by new tenant, Helene Power.
The council said a further 600 new homes will be provided in the period between 2019 to 2021 through its Housing Delivery Programme.
These will be delivered through projects already underway at Bolton, Callan, Main Street, Piltown, Walkin Street and Ballybough Street, Kilkenny, as well as those due to commence this year at Station Road, Ballyragget, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny and Cois na Bearu, Graiguenamanagh.