Plans unveiled for new fire station in county Kilkenny town
Plans for a new fire station in a county Kilkenny town are set to go public display.
The new Urlingford Fire Station will be built at a site on Main Street, adjacent to the Garda station.
The new €1.7 million facility will replace Urlingford’s old fire station which has been in operation since the early 1970s. The old station needs to be replaced as it is unable to meet the demands of a modern fire and rescue service.
The new station’s design will incorporate a two-bay station with a training yard, lecture room and staff facilities. Specific training installations include a drill tower, an underground water tank and a breathing apparatus compressor room.
This project is part of €8 million announced for Kilkenny Fires Services late last year, which will also see the delivery of brand new fire tender and the construction of a new HQ for the county.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Andrew McGuinness, said: “This is a very positive step in the delivery of the fire service in Kilkenny and will be well received by the firefighters and their communities.
“It will improve and strengthen the delivery of the fire service in Kilkenny into the future.”
Work on the new €6 million headquarters for Kilkenny is due to get underway towards the end of the year.