Date Published : October 22nd, 2015 Published By : adminA new fire station may be on the cards for Bagenalstown, County Carlow, as according to Carlow’s Chief Fire Officer Gerard W. Guerin, the current station which is in the centre of the town is no longer ideal.
The station in Bagenalstown / Muine Bheag was due for an upgrade at an estimated cost of €500,000, however that idea is now likely to be scrapped and it is possible a new fire station may be build on the Royal Oak Road instead.
Current Bagenalstown Fire Station - Photo: (Fire-Ireland.com)
News of the possible new fire station was revealed at last week’s meeting of Carlow County Council when Mr. Guerin responded to a question raised by Councillor Michael Doran. The Chief Fire Officer told the meeting that although the original idea was to update the existing facility at an estimated cost of half a million euro, the fire service was now considering building a brand new fire station on a completely new site.
“The current one is in the centre of the town and that’s not ideal. We’re looking at a site on the Royal Oak Road instead” he said.
Carlow County Fire Service has fire stations in Carlow Town, Bagenalstown, Tullow and Hacketstown.
The county also has a state-of-the-art Training and Development Centre in Hacketstown which is used by many other fire services across Ireland for various recruitment, training and refresher courses.
Graphics Courtesy Dermot Scully