The old military barracks in Castlebar.

Student accommodation proposal for former Mayo military barracks

THE military barracks in Castlebar is being proposed as a location for student accommodation.

A joint submission by ATU Mayo and the county council has been made to the Department of Further and Higher Education.

The proposal is for student accommodation, with holiday lettings over the summer, plus retail opportunities.

Public amenity space is also part of the proposal, where events such as the upcoming Horror at the Barracks could be hosted.

Details of the submission were revealed by Justin Kerr, vice-president of the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and head of the School of Health Sciences, Wellbeing and Society, at a Castlebar Municipal District meeting held at the university in the county town this afternoon.

Councillors welcomed the proposal.

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