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Wedding planner Peter Kelly transforms Ross Monastery

CELEBRITY marriage ceremony planner Peter Kelly is working to remodel the Sisters of Charity Convent in Rosscarbery right into a household residence 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 acquired €9,000 to restore outdoors carpentry beneath the Constructed Heritage Funding Scheme.

“We’re delighted to be investing our money and time into this lovely property and are in fact grateful for any heritage assist,” stated Peter.

Peter confirmed that the monastery won’t solely be his household’s residence, however will probably additionally change into a vacationer attraction.

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

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

An allocation of €4 million will probably be spent on 512 heritage initiatives throughout the nation – with 33 permitted initiatives 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 is just not restricted to personal houses, it additionally supplies assist for a variety of different essential cultural relics and historic landmarks.


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