Local election candidate, Nenagh town councillor Conor Delaney has welcomed the news that works being carried out on Lackeen Castle, Lorrha, will be finished in the coming weeks.
“Lackeen Castle was closed in early February 2014 for the carrying out of essential works to make it safer for users. As things stood there were openings on the stairwell and on the top floor that a child could easily fall through and the Office of Public Works (OPW) deemed this a health and safety issue and therefore closed the castle to the public,” said the Fine Gael councillor.
“When I recently spoke with the OPW they confirmed to me that grids and mullions would be used to make these openings safer. They also confirmed that some stonework was being replaced and they were busy in their workshop attending to this,” he said.
Cllr. Delaney concluded: “The people of Lorrha and Dorrha are very proud of their history and heritage and this area is certainly steeped in it. Ensuring that Lackeen Castle remains intact and open to the public for the foreseeable future is a key priority for the local community and one which I am only too happy to encourage and support.”