Nenagh Town Council has “stepped up to the mark” in opening Nenagh Castle to the public, town councillors have been told. Town manager Marcus O’Connor told them that the the council approach to running it was unique as the OPW operates other tourist attractions such as Cahir Castle.
“The council gets no financial assistance from anyone,” he revealed.
Mr O’Connor was responding to calls to re-examine the castle opening hours to include Sunday opening. He pointed out that the current hours were “sensible”, but it was not possible at the moment to open seven days a week.
He told councillors that if the council had prior ntoice of a group coming outside of normal hours they would try and accommodate them. Mr O’Connor told Cllr Tommy Morgan the OPW would be providing brochures for the castle.
He told Cllr Virginia O’Dowd he would look into using volunteers to augment the staff.