« BackCalls for Áras Phádraig public consultation process to be expedited

Cllr Michael Gleeson

Calls have been made for the public consultation process concerning Killarney’s Áras Phádraig to be expedited.

Speaking at the adoption of the Killarney Municipal District Budgetary Plan for the coming year, Cllr Michael Gleeson said a public consultation process start date, concerning Áras Phádraig, needs to be urgently set.

A feasibility study to explore opportunities available for the development of Áras Phádraig was identified among the schemes included under Kerry County Council’s Town & Village Renewal and Rural Recreational Fund for the Killarney Municipal District.

Cllr Michael Gleeson said the development of Áras Phádraig was of vital importance to Killarney and called for a date, regarding the public consultation process, to be set

Cllr John Joe Culloty echoed sentiments of the Killarney councillor, saying there was a huge gap for a facility such as Áras Phádraig and the many local community groups would benefit from its development.

As part of budgetary measures adopted today by members of the Killarney Municipal District for 2017, €50,000 was allocated under Rural & Village Development, €94,000 in Community Support & Initiatives and €100,000 in Town Development Projects.

Cllr Gleeson welcomed the funding, adding that further EU community funding support opportunities should be examined.

The Killarney councillor told the meeting “peripherality” should not instigate “isolationist attitudes” and all funding avenues should be explored.