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By Michelle Crean A landmark building in the centre of Killarney town has come on the market with an asking price of €1.5m.

Presentation Convent in Cathedral Place, which is a protected structure, is within walking distance of all town centre amenities and Killarney National Park.

The three storey convent and chapel, for sale by Sherry FitzGerald Coghlan, boasts a 1.422 acre site with an extensive building of 1,411 sq. m and includes a dining room, living room, kitchen, ancillary accommodation and 26 bedrooms.

Full planning permission has been granted for redevelopment as an assisted living property comprising of seven one bedroom apartments, six ensuite bedrooms and associated communal rooms.

HISTORY

The last two remaining Sisters departed the Presentation Convent in November last year.

For nearly 230 years, since the first Sisters arrived in 1793 to establish a convent and school, the Presentation Sisters have played an important role, educating, and supporting those in need in Killarney.

Originally the primary school was established on New Street in 1800. By 1826 it had 350 pupils.

The convent at Cathedral Place was built in 1875 and is a three storey masonry building with attached six bay double height Gothic Revival style chapel to the North. The building is a protected structure with many original features both internally and externally intact.

The property is in an area zoned 'M4 Built up Area' in the Killarney Town Development plan.

Planning permission was granted in July, 2019 for conservation of the convent building including alterations to internal layout to private assisted living bedrooms and self contained apartments with ancillary services including new internal lift and stair lift to upper floors.

The original chapel has stained glass feature windows, an original marble altar as well as original pitched pine stalls/pews, and John Gray 1830s bellows organ which predates the actual building.
 

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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