Castleisland and Tralee fire services attend scene of fire at Ivy Leaf Arts Centre

A fire was reported at the Ivy Leaf Arts Centre in Castleisland town last night.

The centre is located in a converted 12th century church on Old Church Lane; it opened as an arts centre in 1982 hosting local productions and the Kerry Drama Festival.

Fire services were tasked to the scene at twenty past nine last night – one appliance from Castleisland and one appliance from Tralee attended, remaining at the scene under 11.45.

Gardaí in Castleisland said ivy on the wall had caught fire and they are investigating the incident.