St Brigid’s Terrace front elevation.

Twenty new units for Cavan Town

HOUSING Tenders advertised for projects in Ballyhaise and Belturbet

Tenders have been issued for the construction of a new housing development at St Brigid’s Terrace in Cavan Town.

The work will involve the demolition of eight dwellings, to be replaced with 20 new housing units.

The two detached dwellings and numbers 1-6 St Brigid’s Terrace are to be knocked to make way for two three-storey split level housing blocks.

Block ‘A’ will contain six one-bed apartments over six two-bed duplex apartments facing onto St Brigid’s Terrace.

Block ‘B’ meanwhile will contain four two-bed duplex apartments over four one-bed apartments facing out onto James Connolly Road/ Dublin Road (R212).

Tenders for housing construction were sought by Cavan County Council last week, Thursday, March 16, and posted to the eTenders website.

The deadline for response from interested parties to the local authority is no later than 12 noon Thursday, April 20.

Lead designer for the project is Michael Fitzpatrick Architects in Butlersbridge, and construction is expected to commence by the third quarter of this year.

The development also includes boundary treatments, landscaping and ancillary site works, the relocation of an existing pedestrian access from St Brigid’s Terrace to James Connelly Street, parking, connection to public sewers, water mains and all other ancillary site works.

A spokesperson for Cavan County Council explained that the scheme is part of Cavan County Council’s ambitious housing programme, which will see the local authority deliver 490 new build houses across the lifespan of the Government’s ‘Housing for All’ plan.

“The development will see currently vacant properties make way for modern, efficient homes, increasing the number of properties in the area from eight to twenty, delivering much-needed social housing, and simultaneously revitalising the upper Connolly Street area of Cavan Town.”


It’s in addition to the council tendering for the renovation and installation of three apartments at former The Duckin Stool site on Main Street, Belturbet.

Work entails the partial demolition, as well as the stripping out and renovation of the existing building to make way for a one-bed, two-storey apartment, and two two-bed single floor apartments.

A deal for the landmark building was completed early 2022.

The deadline for submissions in respect of the project is March 28.

It is one of two former iconic pubs in the erneside town to be replaced with residential housing following an application to clear the former nearby Mad Ass bar and replace it with six fully-serviced units.

Ballyhaise plans

Meanwhile, the council has sought an architect led design team to head up the proposed construction of seven residential units at Townparks, Ballyhaise, and for proposed construction/refurbishment of four units at Drumbarlow Road, Kilconny, Belturbet.

The tender was issued earlier this month, with a deadline for response of April 4.