Landmark South Kerry hotel to permanently close

Cable O’Leary’s in Ballinskelligs is to close its permanently.

It’s after An Bord Pleanala refused permission to redevelop the landmark site.

OS Properties wanted to demolish the existing hotel, and build a new 45-bed one including a bar, restaurant, and gym.

The developers say the current building is beyond repair and doesn’t justify the financial burden of continuing to operate, so they’re forced to close it.

A letter from the developers was read out at a public meeting held to discuss the planning refusal, and Cllr Norma Moriarty says locals were very disappointed at the outcome.