Three Former Garda Stations In The Midlands Were Sold For €20,000 Or Less

Written 1 week ago by Eoin O Donoghue

Three former Garda stations in the Midlands were sold for €20,000 or less.

In total 43 barracks went up for sale with some now being used as a tourist centre, an ambulance base and offices of the State pathologist.

The Commissioners of Public Works have sold 43 former Garda stations since 2014 with a total value of nearly €3.2 million

In the Midlands a total of 6 former Garda stations were sold.

The highest price for a Garda station in the Midlands was in Geashill in Offaly which was bought for €123,000.

In Laois, the Ballacolla Garda station sold just for €15,000 while the former barracks in Ballinakill station fetched for €92,000.

Three Garda stations were sold in Westmeath – Rathowen went for €15,000, with €20,000 price tag for Ballinahowen station while Ballymore sold for €55,000.

Out of the 43 sold Garda stations – 6 are scheduled to be reopened, 10 remain in State use, 9 are licenced to community Groups.