Mayor opens Kenmare Housing Estate

Released: 20 May 2008

 The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Michael Healy Rae officially opened the Kerry County Council housing estate, Ardbhearna, Kenmare, on Tuesday, May 20th.

 The €6.5m social housing development consists of 46 houses, and was built in two phases. The second phase of 24 houses was completed in late 2007, with families moving in at the start of 2008.

Designed by Kerry County Council’s in-house Design Team, under the supervision of Deirdre O’Sullivan, Senior Executive Architect, construction of the project was carried out by Patrick Galvin & Sons Building Contractors, Waterville.

 Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Michael Healy welcomed the development, pointing out that it had made significant inroads into the housing list in the Kenmare area.

“When you look at the quality and standard of the houses that are available here, it is fantastic,” he stated. “Those involved in designing and constructing the houses, and those involved in the landscaping should be very proud of themselves,” he said.

 “The whole layout of the estate reflects very well on Kerry County Council, and I have no doubt that the residents here are delighted with their new homes.”

John Breen, Director of Housing with Kerry County Council, pointed out that while house prices around Ireland had stabilised somewhat over the past 12 months, the cost of purchasing a home was still outside the reach of many families.

“In this regard, Kerry County Council has an obligation to provide homes for people, and we are delighted to be able to do so in Kenmare, one of the most beautiful towns in Ireland,” he said. “I am confident that the families living in Ardbhearna will establish a community spirit that will be second to none.”

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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