New Tommy Makem Centre to be completed by May

December 15, 2014

The new multi-million pound Tommy Makem Community and Arts Centre in Keady is expected to be completed by next May.

Visiting the site last week along with Armagh Council’s Keady Working Group, local SDLP councillor Thomas O’Hanlon said the new centre was “really starting to take shape and is looking fantastic already.”

Councillor O’Hanlon said he looked forward to the completion of the centre, which is expected in May 2015.

“The new centre will be a real asset to the local community and I know it will be really well used by the local community once completed, as I am constantly being contacted by local people and groups enquiring when they can start making bookings in the centre,” said the SDLP councillor.

“I have been involved in this process since 2006 and up until now the design and concept has been on paper, with drawings and plans aplenty.

“But to actually get in around the site and see those plans now in bricks and mortar becomes really exciting.

“I know many people have been watching the progress of the construction from outside the site and I know they will be very impressed when they see the work completed in the months ahead.

“It has taken quite some time to get to this point, and now the old dreary building is a distant memory.

“I know this new facility will be something the people of all ages in Keady and the surrounding area will be very proud of for many years to come and I look forward to the opening next year.”