In March 2013 the former Thurles Town Council (Comhairle Baile Ceanntar Dhurlas) had announced the welcome news that it had at last negotiated the purchase of eight acres of land from St Patrick’s College for the provision of a new Thurles Town Park and foot bridge.
With this land purchased; latter which partially bounds the east bank of the River Suir, backing onto the more recently constructed Thurles Civic & Leisure Centre, Thurles Town Councils administrators produced a preliminary design via some excellent planning work undertaken by Malachy Walsh & Partners. These proposals were later placed on public display. Following the usual tendering procedures, a large multi-disciplined group, SIAC Construction, were chosen for overseeing the construction of this new park and now connecting new foot bridge.
For more information see thurles.info/2015/06/07/thurles-bridge-and-town-park-well-advanced/