Ballybunion hotel proposal to be resubmitted to Kerry County Council.

A proposal for a 25 million euro hotel development in Ballybunion is to be resubmitted to Kerry County Council this week. The plans will be a scaled down version of a previous proposal for the castle green site in the middle of the town. Promoter of the project Tom Mc Enry says it`s now up to the people of Ballybunion to decide if they want this investment in their area. Mr Mc Enry claims to have the Brownes Hotel Chain on board to run the 80 room facility once built. Brownes operate a hotel on st Stephens Green in Dublin and a number of small hotels on the continent. He`s also planning a film festival backed by a major Silicon Valley company and writers in residence programme. He says he sees the hotel as acting as a catalyst for the area, but is warning that the people of the surrounding area must back the proposal for it to get the green light.The castle green site was previously the site of a hotel which was demolished opening up magnificent views of the castle and of the sea to the main street. Since then some people are reluctant to see any development in the area. Previous proposals for a hotel, apartments and even a peace park have failed to get off the ground for a variety of reasons. Already Mr Mc enry claims to have spent half a million euro on his plans for the site and he’s now telling the people of north Kerry it`s their choice.