Rescue bid for Carrigglas

Carrigglas Manor
The Leader has spoken to a consortium who are finalising a multi-millon euro development plan for the Carrigglas site on the edge of Longford town.

The Leader has spoken to a consortium who are finalising a multi-millon euro development plan for the Carrigglas site on the edge of Longford town.

The plan would revive the hotel site as a state of the art medical and pharmaceutical research centre. The consortium said the plan would create at least 100 high value jobs. The investors are believed to have a €7m fund for the project.

The plan would also restore public access to the grounds and the old Carrigglas Manor House. The consortium said they are committed to fully restoring the house and the old Gandon courtyard.

Whilst the consortium isn’t revealing itself at this point, at least two of them are well known, high profile and successful business people with proven track records. One employs in excess of 200 people in the region.

In recent weeks, the consortium met with Council officials, the Leader believes.

The sale of the Carrigglas Demense is being handled by Dublin firm Lisney’s who have given an October 31 deadline for submission of tenders. Lisney told the Leader that they are continuing to carry out viewings of the manor and that there has been significant interest in the sale.