Details of the new proposed housing development at Mitchel St, Thurles confirmed by Deputy Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry TD

Michael Lowry TD

Deputy Michael Lowry confirm details of the new proposed housing development at Mitchel St, Thurles. 

The proposal is to deliver a Residential affordable housing development of 122 houses with an investment of 34 million Euro.

The proposal is to deliver a new Residential community and the proposed name for the scheme is “Brú na Manach”, in recognition of the fact that the lands are located to the north of the Monk’s field. 

The residential housing mix proposed in the scheme can be summarised as follows: 


  • 11 x 2 storey semi-detached 4 bed houses 
  • 62 x 2 storey semi-detached 3 bed houses
  • 16 x 2 storey townhouses 2 bed houses
  • 12 x Duplex 2 bed ground floor homes 
  • 12 x Duplex 3 bed townhouses 
  • 9 x 2 storey semi-detached 4 bed houses 

The Promoter/ Developer of this project is Liberty Square Consulting Ltd. The Company is part of the Castlestar property development group. The developer is well established and respected. The group has excellent credentials and are very professional and thorough. This group is currently building quality developments at affordable prices at several locations around the country. 

The design team has spent over 12 months engaged in detailed consultation with Tipperary County Council and Irish Water on the proposed scheme.

The developer has carefully examined the previously granted planning applications for the site and has amended plans to address concerns raised by residents and business owners.

Acoustic fencing has been proposed to address the concern previously raised by a business owner.

The proposed scheme will not include any apartments. 

The proposed scheme will be Accessed via Mitchell Street and Bohernamona Road.

The proposed scheme will include a new Childcare/Creche facility 

The scheme will incorporate a new landscaped public park.

Agreement has been reached in principle between the Developer, the local Authority and Irish Water on the infrastructure upgrades required to the local waste-water/sewerage collection network.

A new pump station and waste-water infrastructure will be installed on the site. The new system will have additional capacity and engineered to enable existing houses on Bohernamona Rd to be offered a connection to the mains sewerage/ waste-water system.

Subject to a grant of planning permission, the developer intends to engage local contractors and tradesmen with a view to commencing construction of the housing scheme in September 2020. 

At my request the developer has agreed to make available his full design team on Tuesday the 14th January. From 4pm-8pm at the Order of Malta Centre, Thurles.

The full plans will be on display and the public will have the opportunity to raise queries, concerns or to make comments and suggestions.

The public can if they so desire make submissions directly online to an Board Pleanála on any matter regarding the planning application. This opportunity is open for 5 weeks. The email address is

I’ve also made arrangements for representatives of Mitchel St Residents Committee and Loughtagalla Park and Residents Association to meet with the developer to discuss issues of mutual interest.

This project is a significant investment in our town. It gives an opportunity to young families to buy a house at an affordable cost. Young families secure the future of our town, its schools, business, sport and voluntary organisations. If you require further clarification you may contact me or my office directly.

Michael Lowry TD Constituency Office, Abbey Rd, Thurles 

0504 22022 or email

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