Heritage grants for Listowel revamp

The guardians of some of Listowel’s most iconic buildings are being urged to apply for The Historic Towns Initiative Grant before the April 23 closing date.

Kerry County Council will be administering the grants to buildings within the Architectural Conservation Areas of Listowel along Main Street, William Street, Church Street and the Square, to help fund conservation works.

Last month, Listowel was awarded €200,000 to help cover these costs, following a very successful buy in from locals and organiser Victoria McCarthy, the Architectural Conservation Officer with Kerry County Council.

Pitch and Putt ready to tee off again

The rush is on to have Listowel’s Pitch and Putt course looking in tip-top shape before its planned reopening on April 26.

At present, locals including Community Employment (CE) scheme worker Chris Curran are tidying up the place and planting shrubs around the Town Park, ensuring players can make the most of their time on the pitch when they return. Speaking to Kerry’s Eye, Chris says they’re looking forward to things returning to normal once again. “The pitch and putt course will be reopening on April 26, and we’re all looking forward to that,” he explained.

“I was there with club member Tom O’Connor and his son Darren and my own son Kyle.