Monday, January 11, 2010

Two protected buildings to be demolished

Ennistymon, Co. Clare Ireland - CLARE COUNTY Council is planning to demolish two of the best-known and most photographed buildings in Ennistymon to provide space for a roundabout to alleviate traffic congestion. Both of the adjoining Linnane's buildings are protected, and have original shopfronts and thick Liscannor slate roofs. Other options to ease the traffic have been ruled out because they have been deemed too expensive. The council are currently liaising with with the heritage division of the Department of the Environment, the Arts Council, the Heritage Council and An Taisce.

Save Ennistymon Heritage group; the group set up to to save Blakes Corner has been running concerts to raise funds for its campaign and they are currently collecting signatures for a public petition against the plan.

Irish Times

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