Major boost for Castlecomer xxx

Major boost for Castlecomer xxx
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The news that Joe and Julie Comerford had purchased the Avalon Inn, Castlecomer earlier this year was met with great optimism in the town.

The couple who own the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin have received planning permission for a much needed upgrade, extension and refurbishment of the centuries old establishment.

The alterations and extensions will include a double height side extension to the western gable and rear extension to consist of three floors of bedroom accommodation over ground floor function room.

The existing rear extensions and ancillary outbuildings will be removed. Internal alterations and renovations to the existing historic hotel building are also planned along with a new vehicular entrance from High Street. The proposed new accommodation will include a ground floor function room with ancillary stores and function room bar and a new single storey and double-height bar extension to the side of the existing

two storey hotel. there will be a new hotel kitchen and staff facilities. The proposed works within the existing retained hotel building will include changes to the existing ground floor bar and lounge area and the conversion of the existing first floor bedrooms to new restaurant and dining area. The second floor bedrooms will be converted into office accommodation. A total of 53 new car park spaces will be created and removal of one lime tree and realignment of the road kerbs to accommodate vehicles entering is allowed. entrance, (d) connection to & re-alignment of existing public drainage within the site and surface new water.