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Killarney to get over €16 million in funding windfall.

 

 

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As predicted in last week’s Killarney Advertiser,  Killarney is to receive  €16.6 million in funding in the Regional Economic Driver and Destination programme attached to the urban regeneration scheme.

 

That is not the only good  news for the county as Tralee is set to get €15.93 million under the same scheme.

 

The Killarney Advertiser exclusively revealed last week that Killarney was set to get millions in funding, and that the announcement would be timed to coincide with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

 

The funding will include monies allocated towards the regeneration of the derelict Áras Phádraig and the designation of the Glebe Craft quarter in the town centre.

 

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Friday) welcomed the announcement of €31.90 million in funding for the Tralee and Killarney regions under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).

 

The URDF part-funds projects aimed at enhancing urban areas to make them more attractive places to live, work, visit and invest.

 

This funding is part of a Government promise to assist with residential and commercial development, supported by infrastructure, services and amenities and within the existing built-up areas of larger urban settlements.

 

Minister Foley said: “I welcome the announcement of almost €32 million in Kerry by my Cabinet colleague, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’ Brien.

“I have been working on these twin projects for some months with Minister O’Brien and I am delighted with this positive and timely boost for our country.”

 

“I wish to thank Kerry County Council for their work on the applications. Their support has been crucial to the delivery of both projects.

 

"This funding will help create opportunities for commercial development in Tralee and Killarney while enhancing the many natural amenities and attractions that make Kerry one of the country’s top tourist destinations.

 

"I believe that this funding can be a catalyst for regeneration, development and growth.”

Among the projects set to benefit from this funding are the town centre Public Realm works in Tralee which would result in the primary streets of the central area of the town being finished to a high standard.

 

“This would link the major retail areas of the Mall, Castle Street and Lower Rock Street to the Island of Geese, and strengthen the links to the town park through St John’s Church Plaza.

 

“It will also help to maximise the wider benefits of tourism in Killarney town centre and to create an experience equivalent to the natural environment that surrounds it.”

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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