No move yet on new hotel for Clonmel Arms site

Eamonn Wynne

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Clonmel Arms

A 120-bedroom hotel is planned for the former Clonmel Arms site in Sarsfield Street, Clonmel

A valid planning application for the development of a new hotel at the former Clonmel Arms site has yet to be submitted.

Tipperary County Council planning official Caroline Conway told a meeting of Clonmel Borough District that the council's planning section was continuing to engage with the developer.

Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose had asked if there was any time frame for when a planning application would be lodged. 

"If I had a cent for every time that someone asked me what was happening with the Clonmel Arms", she said. 

Council members were told last September that a 120-bedroom hotel was planned for the Sarsfield Street site.

A year ago the landmark town centre site, which closed as a hotel in November 2005, was sold by NAMA to a consortium that includes Dungarvan-based Michael Ryan.

For many years the Clonmel Arms was one of the finest and best-known hotels in the area and an important social hub in the town centre.  

The building had planning permission - which had been extended until 2019 - for a 450 space multi-storey car park, medical centre, offices and retail space.