The new building at Boyle Abbey is a “permanent replacement structure”.
That’s according to the Office of Public Works who have issued a statement to Boyeltoday.com following complaints to the website from members of the public concerning the location and nature of the new building.
In the statement the OPW say the structure “replaces the existing facilities to provide universal access and disabled toilet facilities for visitors to the Abbey and for staff.
In relation to a query from Boyletoday.com as to whither planning had to be sought for the erection of the building, the OPW said “As the Abbey is a national monument, it was subject to the consent process under the National Monuments legislation to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.”
” If there are any further works to be carried out, for example, increased car-parking and enhanced visitor services, that will depend on the availability of funding generally,” the statement concluded