Planning permission is being sought for a major redevelopment of the former Dingle Hospital.
The facility on Goat Street closed to patients in 2010 when the west Kerry Community Hospital was opened.
The large three-storey building overlooking Dingle first operated as a workhouse in the 19th century.
Later, the building was used as a hospital and is where storyteller Peig Sayers died in 1958; it ceased operating as a hospital a decade ago and ever since there have been calls to redevelop the prime site.
Following years of consultation, a feasibility study and the commissioning of a masterplan, Mórtas Pobail are applying to Kerry County Council to change the use of the former hospital buildings to a mixed-use facility.
This would include an immersive and interpretative tourism experience and exhibition facility with an entrance atrium, two exhibition galleries, auditorium and café.
An enterprise hub would also be developed on the site with offices, training and workshop facilities.
Two structures would need to be demolished including a single storey health care building to the east of the site.
The former workhouse/hospital building, which is a protected structure, would be altered, repaired and extended at three points.
Parking facilities, pedestrian access and landscaping are all including in the application which will be decided upon by planners with Kerry County Council in the coming months.