Representatives of the Chamber led by Chairperson Guny Patel met with Failte Ireland and the OPW to the week to gain an understanding of future plans relating to Charles Fort, James Fort and Desmond Castle.
The update on Desmond Castle is that works have started and there is a two year refurbishment programme taking place to completely rewire and make the building safe. There are significant works to be completed given the nature of the building. In this two year timeframe, the OPW, Failte Ireland and the Chamber have agreed to work together and liase with local groups such as the History Society and other interested parties, to agree and propose the best future use the building so that once the works are completed the building will be put to the correct use for the benefit of the town and its heritage. We will keep you updated as this progresses.