Market House

The Square, Castlepollard. 

Following extensive work by Castlepollard Local Development with support from several agencies, we successfully secured an investment of just under €4M for a number of local projects. This funding was announced in November 2022 and background work is already underway to get these started. 

The Market House building is an important historical landmark in a central location, but it needs attention to breathe new life into it - and we are delighted to be doing just that. The funding announced  will allow us to extend and refurbish this landmark building.

The original Market House was built c. 1815. It was rebuilt in c. 1926 having been burnt to the ground by the ​Black and Tans a few years earlier. ​​The building has served as a market house, a courthouse, a town hall, a temporary morgue (following the "Castlepollard Massacre"), a fire station and library. Once renovation works are completed, it will serve a new purpose as a tourism and community hub.

Market House Presentation

Market House Refurbishment Presentation

Plans have been drawn up to extend and renovate The Market House and repurpose it for use as a community and tourism facility.
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Members of Castlepollard Local Development Group

CLDG Delighted With Funding Allocation

Castlepollard Local Development have had a goal of retaining and refurbishing the Market House for community use since they were established in 2018.
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Artists impression of redeveloped Market House.

 €3.85m Awarded For Local Projects

Castlepollard Local Development is delighted to announce that just under €4m has been allocated for local projects.
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Artists impression of redeveloped Market House.

€4.7m regeneration project will bring 'vitality and viability' to Westmeath town's centre

The €4.7m regeneration of Castlepollard will bring “vitality and viability to the town centre”, the chief executive of Westmeath County Council says.
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