Refurbishment of St Marys Alms House at no. 2 St Marys Lane for Office Use

closeddate_range13 Dec, 2019, 12:01am - 6 Feb, 2020, 5:00pm

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Planning and Development Act 2000 - 2019

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 - 2019



Refurbishment of Alms House at no. 2 St Marys Lane, Kilkenny

(Eircode R95 ANW5) for use as offices.


In accordance with Part 8, Article 81, of the above regulations, Kilkenny County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to refurbish the Alms House at no. 2 St Marys Lane (Eircode R95 ANW5) for use as offices. 


The Alms House is a Protected Structure, Ref. RPS B193 (NIAH Ref. 12000129) located within the grounds of St Marys Church & Graveyard Recorded Monument (KK019-026115 & KK019-026156). It is located within the Kilkenny City Centre Architectural Conservation Area and within a zone of Archaeological Potential (KK019-026 ‘City’)

The proposed development will consist of:

  • Change of use to office use.
  • Internal modifications to the building including :
    • Insertion of toilets and kitchen in the ground floor.
    • Removal of modern partition wall in the existing stairwell.
    • Decorative works including painting and carpeting.


Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours from Friday 13th December 2019 until Thursday 23rd January 2020, at the following Kilkenny County Council offices:

  • Planning Dept., Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John St., Kilkenny City

from 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

  • Carnegie Library, Johns Quay, Kilkenny from 10am to 8pm Tuesdays 10am to 5pm Wednesday to  Friday, and 10am to 1:30pm Saturdays (except Bank Holiday weekends).


Details of the proposed development can also be viewed at and


Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be carried out, may be made online at, in writing to the Planning Section, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny or sent to the following e-mail address . The latest time and date for receipt of submissions on the development is 5.00pm on Thursday 6th February 2020. Submissions should be clearly marked “St Marys Alms House – Planning Submission


In accordance with the requirements of Article 120(1)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) a preliminary examination has been made of the nature, size and location of the proposed development.  This preliminary examination has concluded that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and a determination has been made that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required.

As per Article 120(3) where any person considers that the development proposed to be carried out would be likely to have significant effects on the environment, he or she may, at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks beginning on the date of the publication of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have a significant effect on the environment.



Martin Prendiville,

Head of Finance.

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