Tinahely is a small, historic, thriving market town, with an important cluster of commercial and public service infrastructure that services both the town and its rural hinterland. The town has a strong but simple urban form, with a triangular market square dominated by the historic Market House that is now used as a library. To the south of the square is the former Courthouse, now used as an Arts Centre. The cultural role of this centre has important potential for the development of the town. The land zoned in the current County Development Plan has potential to accommodate approximately 236 residential units. The economic strategy of this town plan is to take advantage of the existing economic assets in order to stimulate employment within the area and increase the jobs ratio by 50% by 2028.
What do you think?
- How would you like Tinahely develop in the future?
- What do you think are the main issues facing Tinahely and how should these be addressed in the development plan?
- Are there adequate services and community facilities?
- Having regard to the town’s location and proximity to amenity routes, are there opportunities to capitalise on the town’s tourism potential?