Thursday, June 16, 2005

Property and construction are booming

The property and building sectors are currently enjoying a boom due to the Rural Renewal tax incentives. It seems as if the whole county is under construction and every second person you meet has planning in for a few houses or a new development. Here are a few projects currently under way.

On the construction side there are projects on the Market Square at the old Longford Leader office....And at the Courthouse.........

Lyons old meat factory on the banks of the Camlin is being demolished.......

Homebase are building a new store on the Sligo road (N4) just out side of town.....

Monday, June 13, 2005

Longford is changing fast

Like the rest of Ireland, Longford has seen an influx of immigrants in the past few years and they are starting to change the appearance of the town. Most seem to have settled in well and a few have opened stores. Here are a few of them.

This one is on the Market Square.

Here is an Eastern European store......

A couple of internet cafes and phone centers have also opened up to cater for this growing community.
Here is a new one specializing in international phone calls.

This cyber-cafe was opened recently by a guy from Pakistan. Nice new computers and friendly service.