Historic house to get injection of €1 million towards a major refurbishment of 16th c. building

By Maurice Garvey

HISTORIC Templeogue House is in line for a major revamp. South Dublin County Council are allocating €1 million from their budget surplus towards a refurbishment of the 16th century building.

The €1 million will be taken from a €4.9 million surplus – which is being re-allocated for programmes and services across the county.

Otherwise known as St Michaels and used for people with intellectual disabilities, Templeogue House is owned by the council and located off Templeogue Road, across the road from the entrance to Cheeverstown House.

Templogue House

The site incorporates the fabric of a castle, formerly home to the Talbot family in the 16th century.

The present building was built in 1820, and was home to novelists, before the Columbian Fathers bought it in 1958 and sold it to Crampton Housing in 1972.

The allocation of €1 million for refurbishment is intended to bring the building back into use as a community focal point within 18 months.

Other services set to benefit include €250k for a new library in Tymon, and €600k towards the pavilions programme – which will see seven new pavilions funded through the 2015-2017 Capital Programme.

Work has been progressing steadily on the design and site location for the provision of pavilion facilities.

The council are about to initiate Part 8 public consultation for Dodder Valley-Old Bawn Park, Griffeen Valley (Park 1) and Corkagh Park.

Tymon Park South, Collinstown Park, Dodder Valley-Mount Carmel and Griffeen Valley (Park 2) are next in line.

A tourism fund of €100k has also been allocated towards Ballymount Gatehouse (€40k), stable buildings at Corkagh Park (€40k) and the Mill at Corkagh Park (€20k).



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