Sandyford facility falls foul of planners for Carlow Brewing Company

O’Hara’s Brewery loses appeal over plans for visitor centre...

One of the country’s best-known craft beer manufacturers, Carlow Brewing Company, has suffered a setback to its plans to develop a new brewing and visitor facility in Sandyford Business District.

An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by the company, which is also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, against the decision of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to refuse it planning permission for a change of use of a vacant building in Sandyford.

The brewery had hoped to develop a new production facility with a visitor area including viewing platform, bar, restaurant and outdoor seating area on the site.

The board upheld the council’s view that the site was zoned for open space under the county development plan to facilitate a series of pocket parks and urban plazas in Sandyford Business Park.

Article Published: 31/03/2021