Thomastown Community Centre has been granted permission for a host of upgrades to its existing facilities.
The centre, located on Marshes Street, will construct a five-metre high concrete all-purpose games practice wall, replace the surfaces of its tennis courts, and put in new external lighting to the rear of the community building. Permission has also been given to erect three nine-metre high metal flag poles in the front apron flowerbeds.
The hurling wall is to measure five metres in height and 28.5 metres in length, with two-metre deep support staunchions to the rear. The wall is to be located to the rear of the existing tennis courts.
A 10-metre high lamp standard is proposed in the centre of the tennis courts with four lights attached at the top. An additional two lights are also proposed to be attached to the rear of the existing community centre. These will provide lighting to the existing tennis courts and proposed hurling wall.
Thomastown Community Centre is on Marshes Street, adjacent to the public library, the Thomastown Paddlers Clubhouse and a public playground.The centre and concert hall are protected structures.
“It is further considered that the development will enhance the existing social infrastructure in the area,” said an adjoining report by Kilkenny County Council.