New seating and parasols at the Market Square, Cavan. From left: Bernie O’Rourke, administrative officer, Cavan County Council; Brendan Jennings, director of services; Karen Sherriff, Cavan Town Team; Paul Mulligan, executive engineer, Cavan County Council; Susan Monaghan, administrative officer, Cavan County Council; John Smith, Cavan Town Team; Cllr John Paul Feeley; Brian Allen, chairman of the Cavan Town Team and Cllr Madeleine Argue.

New seating enhances Cavan’s Market Square

Funding for the project came from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

New seating and awnings at the Market Square in Cavan Town have been described as a “huge addition” to the town centre.

The project was delivered by the Cavan Town Team in unison with Cavan County Council as one of a series of ongoing initiatives to enhance various areas in the county town.

The chairman of the Cavan Town Team, Brian Allen, told the Celt this week that the facilities afford members of the public an opportunity to relax and enjoy a coffee.

“The seats have been strategically spaced apart to allow people who don’t know each other to sit under the parasol and they can converse if they so desire. From that point of view, this project has been a fabulous success,” said Mr Allen.

Funding for the project came via a grant from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The Town Team have other projects in the pipeline including the enhancement of Christmas lights.

The new seats and awnings were described as a “huge addition to the Cavan Town centre” by the council’s senior executive engineer, Paul Mulligan.

He enthused that, from the minute the first seats were bolted down last week, people immediately came over to sit on them.

Mr Mulligan thanked Hartecast from Wexford, which provided the seating and PK Awnings from Meath, which supplied the parasols.

He also thanked Sammy Wilkin and all his staff who came in at short notice to install the new amenities.

“A lot of enhancement work around the town has been completed and we have lots more to do and I have no doubt that Cavan Town Centre will be transformed over the next number of years,” said Mr Mulligan.

The Town Team will hold its AGM next month - the first in two years due to Covid - and Mr Allen is encouraging people to come along and put forward their views for the further enhancement of the town.

The date of the meeting will be announced shortly but it will probably be after October 22, when restrictions are lifted.