Midlands boost after 500 jobs and €1million investment announced for Ballymahon

Thu, Apr 02, 2015


A €100 million investment by major UK and European holiday company Center Parcs could see the creation of hundreds of jobs in the Midlands.

Center Parcs is looking to create up to 600 jobs during construction with a further 500 permanent jobs being put in place once the complex opens in Newcastle Woods, Ballymahon. With more than 200 lodges and villas as well as restaurants, swimming pools, and spas being built on the 375 acre site which has been purchased by Center Parcs.


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Goal scorer Brendan Murtagh. Photo: Sportsfile


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The Week

First class weekend ahead at The Snug Bar

On Thursday renowned local musicians Jock and Dave are in The Snug from 9.30pm to play a wide range of songs to suit all musical tastes from the old classics to the current chart toppers.

Macey South

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