Folk museum gets planning for extension

The acclaimed Glenview Folk Museum has been given conditional planning permission to retain 66 square metres of existing museum space and also to construct two further extensions to the property.

The acclaimed Glenview Folk Museum has been given conditional planning permission to retain 66 square metres of existing museum space and also to construct two further extensions to the property.

The extensions comprise a single storey museum extension to the rear and the construction of a reception space and toilets to the front of the existing museum. The planning application also includes the construction an open shed for the display of old farm machinery as well as permission to renovate an existing garage with an old traditional garage front, as par of the museum exhibition.

As part of the planning permission has also been granted for additional car and bus parking spaces as part of the redevelopment of the site at Aghoo, Ballinamore.

The original application was submitted in November last year and planning was finally granted on March 7, last.

The Glenview Museum has proved a popular draw card for visitors to the region and has been praised for its eclectic range of historical items ranging from machinery and household goods to historical documentation.