4 April 2024

~2 minutes read

City planners receive raft of letters supporting transformation of Tonerys Bar in Bohermore into hotel

Share story:
City planners receive raft of letters supporting transformation of Tonerys Bar in Bohermore into hotel

City planners have received a large volume of submissions from residents in Bohermore – fully backing plans to convert Tonerys Bar into a hotel.

The plans would see the existing pub demolished to make way for a 182 bed hotel.

Most of the letter of support to the planning section at City Hall are simple and consist of just a few lines.

They generally welcome the hotel as a positive development for the community, to bring more visitors and create more jobs.

But while the overwhelming majority of submissions are positive, the project is not without its detractors – who lodged far more comprehensive documents.

The hotel would offer no car parking at all – and that’s something several residents say is highly unrealistic, and will lead to serious congestion in Bohermore, and Forster Court behind the site.

One local submission claims it’s not a hotel but effectively a hostel, given it has no bar or restaurant – and thus has no benefit for local residents.

That was backed by An Taisce who went as far as saying that its description as a “high quality hotel” was misleading and it will offer nothing to the local community.

City planners are due to make a decision on the project in the coming weeks.

Share story:

Frustration over "red tape" stunting rollout of electric vehicle charge points across Connemara

There’s immense frustration in Connemara over the continued lack of electric vehicle charge points in Connemara. An exasperated Councillor Alastair ...

Man in his fifties missing from Gort found safe and well

A man in his fifties missing from Gort has been found safe and well. 56-year-old PJ Reilly had been missing since April 26th. Gardai have confirmed that P...

Clifden District Hospital set to re-open on Monday

Clifden District Hospital, which closed temporarily at the end of February is set to re-open on Monday Local Fine Gael Councillor Eileen Mannion who has c...

Eamon Ryan says solutions to traffic chaos in Galway cannot be decided in Dublin

The solutions needed to tackle the traffic chaos in Galway cannot be decided in Dublin, and can only be delivered by Galway’s local authorities. Tha...