Permission is being sought to redevelop an existing convent building in Killarney. The Sisters of Mercy have applied to Kerry County Council to refurbish and conserve the convent building on Rock Road, which is a protected structure. This includes alterations to the internal layout and demolishing a single storey extension which has meeting rooms in the courtyard and restoring the garden within this area. The plans also seek to demolish a modern single storey hospitality room. A decision is due on the application on May 1st.