Dream home top prize in raffle to raise €1.2m

A stunning three-bed house in Barraduff is up for grabs as part of a massive fundraising drive by the local community in East Kerry.

Barraduff Community Field Organisation are organising the spectacular raffle to help raise €1.2m for a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose community hall.

The brand-new home, located at No. 4 Fuchsia Lane, Barraduff, is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Sliabh Luachra region and is just a ten-minute drive from Killarney.

Tickets for the dream home are priced at €100 each, and all funds raised by the group will be used to build the multi-purpose community hall which will offer a focal point for the growing, vibrant village of Barraduff.

Launching the raffle on October 31, 2020, Barraduff Community Field Organisation said it aims to fund the €1.2million project in a super raffle to be held on June 6, 2021.

Committee member Liam Warren said that the group have worked tirelessly to enhance their local community, and this latest plan will further build on this work.

“We have developed an all-weather pitch with meeting and changing rooms that have become a busy, vibrant place,” the committee said.

“Our aim now is to build a community hall and work hub. Imagine being able to work from an office or a hot desk in Barraduff, with a relatively short commute to Cork or Limerick. It’s a new way of thinking.”

The new building will complement the existing all-weather pitch, meeting and changing rooms and create a community hub for sport, drama and employment.

As well as a top-class sports facility which will enhance the wonderful amenities that already exist, the aim is to develop a work hub and story house.

The work hub will offer the opportunity of desk or room hire, allowing high connectivity to the workplace, and it will be situated only 10 minutes from Killarney and 30 minutes from Kerry Airport.

A story house included in the hall will host stage drama, standing exhibitions and rambling houses to reflect the rich cultural tapestry of the Sliabh Luachra area. The multi-purpose aspect of the proposed hall will allow community groups, young and old, an opportunity to work, meet and socialise.

Committee member Tadhg O’Shea explained that “The tickets priced at €100 each offer exceptional value, as not only is the new home a wonderful prize but other prizes include a new car (Mitsubishi Spacestar), a considerable voucher for The Killarney Park Hotel and €1,000 cash.”

Tickets for the raffle may be purchased on the website www.winadreamkerryhome.com.

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