NEW LIBRARY FOR MITCHELSTOWN BY SEPTEMBER?
It now appears as if Mitchelstown may have a new library by September next, writes Brian Moore.
Sharon Corcoran, director of service, corporate, community & economic development at Cork County Council has confirmed that the tendering process for the outfitting of the new library is underway and that, “it is anticipated that Cork County Council will be in a position to appoint a contractor by mid April at which point it is expected to take four months to practical completion,” Ms Corcoran said in a letter to Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe.
The development of the long awaited new library for Mitchelstown was for sometime linked to the sale of another council property, Forrest Hall in the town. However, it is unclear whether Forrest Hall is actually for sale.
“A new library for Mitchelstown can only be realized if the Forrest Hall premises is sold. Forrest Hall is not suitable for the new library and it has been decided that the Sutton Court is an ideal location,” county manager, Martin Riordan, said.
“The county manager has confirmed to me that he would be open to any community group who wishes to purchases Forrest Hall and I would encourage this. I am delighted that the new library is now at last in sight and I would hope that all going well we should see the library at Sutton’s Court opened for the new school term in September,” Cllr O’Keeffe told The Avondhu.
Friday 19th February 9:56am