Old Fermoy fire station to be sold

The former fire station Fermoy, the blue building pictured on the right, has been vacant since 2003. (Picture: Marian Roche)

The sale of Fermoy’s old fire station has crossed the final hurdle after Cork County Council voted to dispose of the property at their most recent general meeting.

The sale is being managed by DNG properties, and the property was advertised with a price tag of €75,000. At 407 square feet, the building is in significant disrepair and viewings were restricted to “trades people and engineers with their own insurance due to the site being unsafe.

Cllr Noel McCarthy said he was very glad to see the building up for sale, being something of an eyesore on the town. A previous sale in early 2021, reportedly for €45,000, fell through.

The station is located on Connolly Street, close to the library and was vacated 20 years ago in 2003 when the fire service moved to its new home by the courthouse. Despite a senior staff member stating in 2016 that the building needed “in all honesty” to be demolished, plans were announced in 2018 to develop it for social housing. These plans failed to materialise.