Longford County Council has published the tender for the first phase of a major tourism project in north Longford.
A contract worth an estimated €3.5million is available for a firm who can complete phase one of the development of the Norman Heritage Park in Granard.
The tender, published this week, is seeking a company which can carry out a Civil Engineering led Project Management & Design Consultancy Services for the multi-million euro tourism project which is based around the historic Motte in the town.
The major development has been granted several planning permissions, and landowners in the area are understood to have all agreed their consent with the project.
It's hoped that the first phase could be open by 2025 and any firms interested in applying to be part of the project have until the 9th of December to submit a response.
Deirdre Orme from the Knights and Conquests Heritage Centre says it will be a game changer for Granard.
'This will surely be a game changer for the entire region, and I know those words have been used often before, but it really will be.
We're looking at putting in a living heritage village into Granard.
There's going to be huge off-shoots to this project as well.
Granard will be seen in a whole new light, we're changing the face of the entire area and it's such a progressive town asit is, but the amount of people that it will bring in, we're just seeing the start of it now.'