Plans are in place for a well-known Laois business to develop new auction rooms, showroom and a coffee shop near Ballybrittas.
Ashgroves Ventures Ltd, who are behind Sean Eacrett Auctions, have applied for permission to construct two auction rooms, a shop/showroom, offices, toilet block, canteen/coffee shop, restoration workshop and storage area at Ashgrove, Ballybrittas.
Laois County Council have recently granted permission for the development’s construction on the condition of 17 various requirements being adhered to.
The total floor area of the new construction will be 855 square metres, close to 10,000 square foot. The proposed site is beside Alpha Wireless, between Ballybrittas and Killenard.
Sean Eacrett Auctions currently have a premises in the village of Ballybrittas which is open Monday to Friday.
According to their website, “the auctions side of the business caters for sales of full or part house clearances and offers a complete on-site auctions service as well as valuing and auctioning individual items consigned by the public”.
“The auctions are not limited to antiques and a general sale could include anything from a lawnmower to an antique dining table to piece of modern art.”
Run by Sean Eacrett and his wife Sinead and their family “he auctions full or part house clearances as well as individual items from vendors, he values for individuals as well as for probate”.
Their next auction on August 28 is ‘Man Cave and Mechanics’ – the contents of a bowling alley, along with two workshops.
They also have an Antique, Fine Art and Collectibles auction scheduled for the end of September.