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Hope derelict Mohill building can be saved following major safety concerns

Sep 13, 2021 17:09 By Shannonside News
Hope derelict Mohill building can be saved following major safety concerns Hope derelict Mohill building can be saved following major safety concerns
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The Leitrim town will see both lanes of the main street closed until the building is repaired or torn down.

It's hoped a historical building at the centre of a major road closure in Mohill can be saved according to a local councillor.

Last week, falling masonry from the facade of a derelict pub in the Leitrim town caused the closure of the main street due to safety concerns.

The risk posed by the structural integrity of the building has been highlighted as a serious concern by Leitrim County Council, with the road not set to reopen until safety works are complete.

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The pub, which was the former Kelly Hotel, was built in 1890's has remained vacant over the past number of years.

The owner of the property is set to present a plan to the council today calling for its repair or total demolition, with fears the route may not reopen for at least a month.

Speaking at today's meeting of the Carrick on Shannon MD, Cathaoirleach Thomas Mulligan says the building holds a special place in the history of the town:

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