Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that it is to purchase four of the former Bank of Ireland branches in County Limerick.. Buildings will be re-purposed for community use.
The decision to purchase the buildings stems from an announcement by the bank in 2021 that is was to close around 100 branches around the country.
Coincidentally, Limerick City and County Council was, at the same time, was reviewing its strategy for the improvement of community facilities and e-hubs around the county.
The sale of these branches presented a unique opportunity for the Council to acquire landmark building in the centre of some of our key towns, and to re-purpose these buildings to continue to provide a valuable service to the community.
The former Bank of Ireland branches which will be purchased are those in:
The Council is currently going through the legal process and will be submitting an application for funding to upgrade these buildings to the Department of Rural and Community Development.