First major housing scheme in Limerick village since 1987

Cllr Dan McSweeney.

WORKS have commenced on the first major private housing scheme in Patrickswell village in more than 30 years.

The new An Tobar estate is being developed by Lioscarran Holdings and constructed by M Fitzgibbon Contractors, with the first phase of houses forming part of a larger scheme set to deliver 111 units in the Limerick village.

Local Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney this week welcomed the significant private investment.

“Over the last number of months, Patrickswell has seen significant funding commitments. This includes plans to enhance the overall village with a total of €1.25 million allocated to commence the next phase of Patrickswell Village Renewal Scheme — due to get underway in the next three to four months. And a total of €1.18 million committed for the delivery of Patrickswell Community Resource Centre,” Cllr McSweeney told the Limerick Post.

“The delivery of these units will provide homes for purchase to those in our community who have for decades been unable to purchase homes where they were born and bred due to complete lack of supply.

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“Patrickswell is going to transform over the coming months with significant works planned on our Main Street due to commence early in the new year,” he added.