Former museum building in Clonmel is up for sale

Eamonn Wynne

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Michael Murphy

Cllr. Michael Murphy has welcomed the decision to put the former museum building in Parnell Street, Clonmel up for sale

The former museum building in Parnell Street, Clonmel is up for sale.

GVA Donal O'Buachalla, an independent firm of property advisors and chartered surveyors, will be appointed as agent to oversee the sale, District Administrator Anthony Coleman reported to a meeting of Clonmel Borough District.

Cllr. Pat English expressed his disappointment with the council's decision to sell the building, which had also served as the public library at one stage.

He said it had been part of the town's landscape for many years.

However Cllr. Michael Murphy welcomed the announcement that there would be some movement on the building.

It had been vacant for many years and the businesses in Parnell Street would prefer to see some activity there.

Mr. Coleman told the meeting that prior to formalising the appointment of the estate agent, the property would be recorded on the State Property Register. 

This would allow one month for other state organisations to express an interest in this property which was surplus to the council, or identify if other state organisations had a use for the building.

If no formal expression of interest was received the property would be advertised for sale. 

The final decision regarding any disposal would be a matter for the council members. 

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