A new 10-unit housing development on Oliver Plunkett Hill in Fermoy is Cork County Council’s first completed new social housing build in many years, but for new residents of Túr Liath, what really matters is the security of knowing their long-term housing needs are being met.

New resident Martina Pyke has been on the housing list for ten years, and, speaking at Túr Liath’s launch on Monday afternoon, said she’s delighted with her new ground floor, one-bed apartment in the development.

“It’s fantastic,” she said. “It’s so peaceful and tranquil that you feel like you’re in the countryside; I can hear the birds singing from my room. And the neighbours are ideal.”

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CAPTION: L-r: Mary Ryan, Director of services with Cork County Council, new resident Tanya Heffernan; Cormac Smith, director of MMD Construction, and Freya Duggan (Tanya's niece) pictured at the official opening of Tur Liath in Fermoy on Monday. (EOB-d)