Last I heard about this development was in Oct 2007 when the contractor began running into difficulties.
longfordleader.ie/news/Payme … 3255314.jp
I happened to be passing it tonight and tried to have a snoop around but it’s all closed off.
The houses are still listed on Daft with artists’ impressions and ridiculous pricetags around the half a million mark. The ad was last reviewed in Jan 2008.
Does anyone know if Carrigglas is proceeding or have any info on the contractors?
For the uninitiated: There’s a thin line between ambition and foolishness and this development crossed it. 330-odd houses, a hotel and a golf course down some twisty back road in Longford. A good showpiece of the Section-23 fuelled madness in Ireland of the early noughties.
The website is here:
Interestingly, Brian Cowen made the trip down for the launch. Wonder will he ever get his VAT and stamp duty.
I am also intrigued by the thought of 660 acres of land tied up in a half-finished construction site with a manor (presumably of some architectural significance) in the middle of it all. If the plan’s gone belly-up, I wonder what will happen to the site.