Masterplan drawn up for Monaghan’s historical Dublin Street

A masterplan has been drawn up for the regeneration of Monaghan’s historical Dublin Street.

The new plan is a response to modern town centre requirements, and aims to create a vibrant, living and working community that will also attract visitor and investment to the town.

The plan will focus on developing the area that stretches from Dublin Street to the lower Courthouse car park.

Envisaged in the plan is the development of high street stores, a hotel, offices, health care facilities, restaurants, residential units and leisure facilities.

Meanwhile a striking new square called ‘Gavan Duffy Place’ is proposed midway along Dublin Street.

A public meeting has been organised for Monday May 29th at 6.30pm in the Market House Monaghan for a presentation on the draft plan.

However, Máire Cullinan from Monaghan County Council says the plan is a non-statutory plan and could take up to 20 years to complete.