A local contribution may be required from the community in Kenmare to finalise a deal between Kerry County Council and the Receiver for the purchase of 50 acres of land at the peninsula in Kenmare.
The land which stretches from the town down to Kenmare Bay, is mainly zoned prime amenity but there’s also a small section zoned residential.
The site was sold in 2005 for over €19 million but ended up in NAMA; and Kerry County Council has now had a bid for it accepted, but the sale isn’t yet agreed.
According to Fianna Fail Senator Mark Daly, who is a member of the Kenmare Peninsula Group, a local contribution may be required to go towards the cost of purchasing the site.
The land is seen as having huge potential for the town as an amenity resource.
The group, who have been working on the plan over the past few years, will be meeting within the coming days to ensure the contracts are signed as soon as possible between the council and the receiver.