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Wedding planner Peter Kelly transforms Ross Monastery

CELEBRITY wedding ceremony planner Peter Kelly is working to remodel the Sisters of Charity Convent in Rosscarbery right into a household dwelling and likewise a vacationer attraction.

The 130-year-old Rosscarbery Priory, bought by the marriage planner and TV presenter and his household in July 2020, has obtained €9,000 to restore exterior carpentry underneath the Constructed Heritage Funding Scheme.

“We’re delighted to take a position our money and time into this lovely property and are after all grateful for any heritage help,” mentioned Peter.

Peter confirmed that the monastery won’t solely be his household’s dwelling, however will doubtless additionally turn out to be a vacationer attraction.

Peter was straight concerned within the renovations and mentioned he appears ahead to preserving the historic constructing. He has already spent months cleansing and tidying up the property. “The constructing is liveable,” he mentioned, “however we sit up for restoring a number of the authentic options to their former glory.”

“Over time,” mentioned Peter, “I’ve loved engaged on tasks like this for shoppers, now it is nice to have the ability to do that for ourselves.”

An allocation of €4 million shall be spent on 512 heritage tasks throughout the nation – with 33 accepted tasks in Cork Metropolis and County – together with 4 in West Cork.

In the meantime, No 2 Pearse Road in Clonakilty is awarded £10,000 for roof repairs, plumbing and exterior wall repairs.

At Kinsale, the Yacht Membership on Decrease O’Connell Road is awarded €11,000 for exterior carpentry repairs, whereas at Macroom, St Catherine’s at Sleveen East on Chapel Hill, €10,000 is awarded for exterior carpentry repairs.

This system isn’t restricted to personal houses, it additionally gives help for a variety of different necessary cultural relics and historic landmarks.

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