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Sweet slice of history offered for lease in Killarney

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ITS window display has been the stuff of dreams for generations of children and in recent years Reidy’s of Main Street has also featured as the backdrop to innumerable wedding photographs.

Reidy’s shopfront was also the backdrop for the picture above by award-winning photographer Valerie O’Sullivan in the lead-up to last year’s St Patrick’s Festival celebrations.

Now the prime commercial retail unit – and sweet slice of Killarney’s history – has come up for lease.

The property’s eye-catching old-world shop front complete with jars of sweets has always been a hit with locals and visitors alike and the building is now tempting national retail chains who are among many commercial interests vying for the €40,000 per annum leasehold on Number 5 Main Street.

Reidy’s, which is located directly opposite TK Maxx, has six-metre frontage, with large double window display, available on a three to five year lease. “This is the ideal opportunity to locate a business on Killarney’s busiest street,” said Michael Coghlan of Sherry Fitzgerald Coghlan who is handling applications for the leasehold.

The property’s internal dimensions are 54 square metres/585 square feet.
As it is a listed building, strict conditions govern the interior and exterior.
The owner, Michael Sheehan, has retired. Michael ran the business for decades with his late sister, Marie. The sweetshop was hugely popular, and a bar, at the rear of the shop, served bottles only and had a loyal clientele.

For further details, contact Michael Coghlan, Sherry FitzGerald Coghlan 95 New Street, Killarney, on 064-6631892 or 087-2668591 or email info@sfmc.ie or see sherryfitz.ie.
 


 
Above: Pictured outside Reidy's last year, in costume ahead of the St Patrick's Day Festival, were Dave Rae, Mark Clifford and Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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