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Killarney receives go-ahead for major makeover.

Byline: TONY O'HEHIR

KILLARNEY racecourse is to undergo a 1.7 million redevelopment to its weighingroom area and other facilities as part of Horse Racing Ireland's Racecourse Capital Development Fund.

HRI has agreed to give grant aid in excess of 900,000 to the project, which will provide a new weighing room, stewards' room andpressroom, plus a racegoers' club bar and corporate dining area with a viewing balcony.

Canteen facilities for stable staff at the track are also to be upgraded.

Announcing the new development yesterday, Ireland's Minister for Sport, Arts and Tourism John O'Donoghue (above) said: "Killarney is arguably the most beautiful racecourse in Ireland and has provided locals and visitors, from Ireland and abroad, with a unique raceday experience in its present location since 1936.

"This is the type of development that was envisaged by the creation of the Horse & Greyhound Racing Fund.

"Racegoers and professionals alike expect the best facilities possible and I'm convinced that they will like what they see in the 'new' Killarney."
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 28, 2005
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