Almost €360,000 has been approved for an extension to Mohill library for the development of a peace room
Almost €360,000 has been approved for an extension to Mohill library for the development of a peace room.
The new peace room will be an inclusive and interactive space that will host a range of state of the art equipment and materials for use by all in the community.
Following a series of public consultations in 2017, Mohill was identified as a suitable location for developing a shared civic space which will promote social inclusion and good relations within the area.
The Mohill library peace room is one of three potential capital projects in Leitrim under the Peace IV Shared Space and Services theme.
Projects within the Peace IV Shared Space and Services theme aim to create a more cohesive society through new shared civic spaces.
The funding focuses on promoting reconciliation, understanding of diversity and good relations throughout the county.
The tender process has just been completed and local builders P Bohan Construction Ltd were successful in their bid for the contract.
Contracts have now been signed and building works are due to commence in the coming weeks. Drawings illustrating details of the proposed extension will be on public display in the library in the coming weeks.
Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr Sean McGowan has welcomed the funding and acknowledged the work of the Leitrim County PEACE IV Partnership in bringing this project to this stage.
“The extension to Mohill Library will be a major boost to the people of Mohill and the surrounding areas and I want to thank the Special EU Programmes Body and Leitrim County Council for investing in this project,” he said.
There may be some disruption to the library service in Mohill over the coming months to accommodate these works. Any disruptions will be notified to the public in advance.
Cllr Enda Stenson and local election candidate Thomas Mulligan both welcomed the announcement.
Mr Mulligan said: “I'm particularly happy to now treating the round tower on site sensitively.”
The capital initiative under the Peace IV Shared Space and Services Programme is co-funded by the EU's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and Leitrim County Council.