June 22, 2024

Iconic Kilkenny house to be transformed into independent living centre

A Kilkenny agency which supports adults with intellectual disabilities and autism has been given the green light to convert an iconic house in a county Kilkenny town into an independent living centre.

SOS Kilkenny Housing Association CLG has received planning permission from the local authority to convert the property known as ‘The Round House’ in Kells into a 4-bedroom dwelling for independent living.

SOS Kilkenny has been operating for over 40 years and works to develop the talents and interests of people with autism and disabilities, to build and maintain meaningful relationships, and to create opportunities in further education and employment for these adults.

The council approved SOS’s plans to change the use of  ‘The Round House’ to perform modifications to the building. These will also for the creation of three one-bedroom semi-independent living units within the building. Another one-bed unit will be built by modifying the existing garage. The plans will also create parking for family and staff as well as providing an external open space for each individual unit.

SOS Kilkenny has over 20 community houses in various locations around Kilkenny city and county as well as day facilities throughout Kilkenny City and its environs.


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