An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, T.D. officially opened Monastery Close, a housing development consisting of 34 one and two bedroom units that has been provided by Thurles Lions Trust Housing Association, on 29th November 2019. Located just 5 minutes walk from Liberty Square, this scheme provides a sustainable community mix of social and private tenancies in a secure town center location. Its residents comprise a mix of elderly and middle aged, persons with disabilities and persons who require 24 hour supported accommodation in this town centre location.
Thurles Lions Trust, a locally based Approved Housing Body, has now delivered a total of 60 units of accommodation in the town of Thurles and earlier in 2019, in conjunction with Roscrea Lions Club, provided its first social house in Roscrea. Plans are also at a very advanced stage to deliver a further 19 social units at The Stanwix Village, Thurles with an expected delivery in the summer of 2021.
At the opening An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said “This development shows what can be achieved when an Approved Housing Body and a Local Authority share an ambition and are backed by the Government. The result is 34 new homes that will make an enormous difference to the people who will live here. Monastery Close will be a modern community – strong and sustainable”.