Galway County Council




Galway County Council has signed contracts for the construction of two new housing developments in Ardrahan and Ballinasloe.

The local authority, in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has appointed a multi-disciplinary design team, led by OBFA Architects, to assist with delivering the housing projects.

The 10-unit housing development at Caisléan Raithin, Ardrahan, is being constructed by Jada Construction and consists of three single-storey two-bed dwellings, one two-storey three-bed dwelling and six two-storey two-bed dwellings.

Pat Loftus Construction Ltd will construct an eight-unit housing development comprising two single-storey two-bed houses and six two-storey two-bed houses at St Joseph’s Place in Ballinasloe.

Funded under the government’s ‘Housing for All’ plan, the 18 homes will be constructed at a cost of €4.8m. Construction work will begin this month.

Cllr Liam Carroll, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council, commented: “The design, accessibility and usability of previous local authority-led developments in County Galway have been of the highest standard, and I am sure these schemes will be welcomed by applicants on Galway County Council’s waiting list for social housing. I wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the council’s housing staff in progressing both projects.”

Cllr Carroll also welcomed the sustainable use of land and existing infrastructure to provide infill housing at two existing housing estates.”

Liam Conneally, Chief Executive, Galway County Council, said: “The provision of much-needed homes for people in rural towns and villages across County Galway is a core priority of Galway County Council. With the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, under ‘Housing for All’, we are committed to addressing the county’s housing need by delivering homes that enable families and individuals to become valuable members of the community where they will help sustain local schools, shops, clubs and services.”

Michael Owens, Director of Services, Housing and Ukrainian Response, stated: “The developments at Ardrahan and Ballinasloe are a further example of the commitment to building communities and not just high-quality homes. I hope the future residents of these housing schemes will enjoy an exceptional quality of life within their new communities.”

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