Better access to tomb of St Nicholas in Thomastown

THE owners of the site where the remains of St Nicholas of Myra, the inspiration for Santa, are buried have applied to Kilkenny Councty Council to provide access and facilities for visitors to the former medieval settlement at Newtown, Jerpoint, Thomastown.

THE owners of the site where the remains of St Nicholas of Myra, the inspiration for Santa, are buried have applied to Kilkenny Councty Council to provide access and facilities for visitors to the former medieval settlement at Newtown, Jerpoint, Thomastown.

Joe and Maeve O'Connell have sought partial change of use of agricultural land holding and residence, Belmore House, to include alterations to the existing entrance from the public road, to provide an improved

vehicular access along with formation of passing bays at each end of the avenue. they also envisage the construction of a new parking area for cars and buses and catering of light refreshments in Belmore House.