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Birr Public Realm 2009-2013. Work achieved to date. In partnership with…. We wish to thank the following groups for their support and assistance in the physical development and enhancement of this beautiful town: Birr Chamber of Commerce Birr Tidy Town Association Birr Lions Club

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Birr Public Realm 2009-2013

Work achieved to date


In partnership with…

We wish to thank the following groups for their support and assistance in the physical development and enhancement of this beautiful town:

  • Birr Chamber of Commerce

  • Birr Tidy Town Association

  • Birr Lions Club

  • Birr Castle and Demesne

  • Birr Historical Society

  • Irish Georgian Society

  • Heritage Council

  • Offaly Local Development Company

  • Shannon Development

  • Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

  • Offaly County Council


1. Castle Street - Before


1. Castle Street - After

Key Points

  • Vegetation reduced improving views of Castle walls

  • Unnecessary signage removed

  • Damaged railings stored

  • High limestone kerb provided to enhance bend and increase safety

  • Corner pavement widened

  • Road marking to be provided


2. Column Restoration

  • Key Points

  • Civic Structures Grant €34,000

  • Stone conservation works


3. Old Church and Graveyards

  • Key Points

  • Looking at mechanism for controlled access after conservation of the tower

  • Part of general graveyard works

  • Continued management scheme


4. Camcor River Park

  • Key Points

  • LAMA award 2012

  • New pathways and footbridge provided

  • Additional future proposals

  • Enhancing setting (Roscrea approach)

  • Improved signage


5. Gateways – Landscaping Before


5. Gateways – Landscaping After

  • Key Points

  • Signage removed

  • Roadway reordered

  • Walkways provided with raised tree lined bank

  • Cycle ways positioned between raised banked, box hedge belt


6. Gateways - Sculpture

Consultation took place, Steel elements underway, Plan to install in May 2013


7. Gateways – Advertising Signage


8. Frontage Improvements - Before


8. Frontage Improvements - After


9. Shopfront Enhancement Scheme


10. Street Signage

Ongoing


13. Neighbourhood Spaces


14. Birr Town Trail - Updated


15. Cycle Network


16. Derelict Sites

  • 16 Derelict Site Notices sent out last year

  • Approximately 9 have since carried out improvement works

  • Follow up letters, meetings and discussions with Tidy Towns


18. Sports and Leisure

Skateboard park committee

  • Active age park


Birr Public Realm 2013 Proposals

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A. Roofscape Improvements

  • Proposals by BTC to provide roofscape improvements in the form of gutter cleaning along Main Street and adjoining areas.


B. Cornmarket Sq – Church St – Main St

In Progress


Cornmarket Square - Sketch Proposals


C. Emmet Square


Proposed Traffic and Pedestrian Movement

Two way traffic

  • One way traffic -Connaught Street

    One way traffic – The Green, Main Street

    Controlled vehicular access

    Pedestrian route – Castle, Church Street to Main Street

    Public Car Park

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A Square for People


Banagher

Tullamore

Emmet Square – Sketch Proposals

Bus

Bus

Roscrea

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Main Street


D. Main Street


Emmet Square / Main Street – Sketch Proposals

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Sculptural Spheres


Public Realm Plan

E. The Green


The Green - Tree Planting


The Green – Sketch Proposals

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The Green - Sketch Proposals

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