Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has met with Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht officials to discuss the future of the Market House in Castleblayney.
Speaking following Yesterday’s meeting, Deputy Smyth said, “I met with the Senior Department Officials in Dublin yesterday with a number of community stakeholders whom I invited to attend. We discussed at length the ongoing situation with the Market House in Castleblayney and the lack of Government action to date. We also cited the fears of the community in Castleblayney surrounding this beautiful building.”
Deputy Smyth continued, “I have to say, I feel that it was a productive, open and positive meeting. We will continue to explore all avenues open to Castleblayney community activists to preserve, conserve and restore this magnificent building. We will work in tandem with the Department and Monaghan County Council on this issue. I felt it was important that the community in Castleblayney had a voice on this issue.”
Deputy Smyth commented, “Despite the best efforts from Monaghan County Council on this, it is going to take significant commitment from Government and they need to step up to the mark to ensure that this historical treasure is preserved. I want to thank the local people from Castleblayney who have contacted me on this matter and a special thanks to Sinead McGuigan, Martin Brady, Stephen Fitzpatrick and Lucas Horton for accompanying me to this meeting with Department. ” concluded Deputy Smyth.