Work has begun (Tuesday morning) on removing the landmark Kickham Barracks Wall along Davis Road and Dillon Street, opposite Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn
As natives of Clonmel go about their business today (Tuesday) a big surprise hits them as they venture towards The Mall. A gaping wall appeared at the Kickham Barracks site overnight, the landmark wall running along Dillon Street and around the corner to Davis Road is being demolished.
A crew were in place since very early this morning and already the rounded-corner opposite the ETB's Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn has disappeared. Passers-by can now catch a glimpse of the vastness of McCarthy Square inside and the demolition work that has already taken place as development gathers apace inside the former Army Barracks.
Clonmel is set to play a pivotal role in transforming higher level education as it becomes a university town and the Kickham Barracks (formerly Victoria Barracks) has been earmarked to be turned into a third level campus in the heart of the town centre.
The site has been lying vacant since the Defence Forces departed Clonmel in 2012 but at last the town will soon see some massive infrastructural developments which will be to the benefit of the town and wider area for many years to come.
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