Demolition of the Corrib Great Southern starting in December

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Galway Daily news Corrib Great Southern derelict levy

After many years as one of the most unwelcome eyesores in Galway City, demolition orders have finally been issued for the former Corrib Great Southern Hotel.

It is expected that demolition work will begin on the Corrib Great Southern in early December, and take approximately four months to complete.

The order comes after plans for the demolition work were recently signed off on by the City Council, which will continue to monitor the progress of work.

Councillor Alan Cheevers welcomed the announcement as extremely good news for residents of the east side of Galway City.

“This has long been an eyesore at the gateway to our City, which has seen numerous fires and anti social behavior. and has been a great concern to residents for a number of years.”

While the owners of the Corrib Great Southern, the Comer brothers, have said in recent months that the intend to redevelop the site, the city council has said that there are currently no agreed on plans other than demolition and clearance of the site.

Demolition works on the former Connacht Laundry site at St. Helen’s Street are also expected to be mainly complete by December.

The City Council has also issued a demolition notice for the former Oasis site on Salthill Road Upper.