Landmark south Kerry property to be developed into new hotel

A landmark property in south Kerry is to be the location for a new hotel.

The major development is currently before planners at Kerry County Council.

OS Properties have applied to Kerry County Council to redevelop the existing Cable O’Leary’s hotel site in Ballinskelligs.

The property is named after the famous Denis Cable O’Leary who became a famous son of Ballinskelligs due to his involvement in the laying of the transatlantic cable between Kerry and America and also his defiant stand against the eviction of his family in the late 1800s.

The planning application seeks to demolish the existing hotel and the construction of a new 45 bedroom and three suite hotel.

The development will include a bar, restaurant, gym, new entrance and exit, onsite car park, bus set down and parking and a waste water treatment plant.

The local authority is due to decide on the application by July 26th.