Barraduff Community Raffles Dream Home in €1.2m Fundraiser

A stunning three-bed house in Barraduff is up for grabs as part of a massive fundraising drive by the local community.  Barraduff Community Field Organisation is 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 Fuschia Lane, Barraduff, is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Sliabh Luachra and 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, the volunteers aim to fund the €1.2 million project in a super raffle to be held on June 6, 2021.

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 situated only ten minutes from Killarney and thirty minutes from Kerry Airport – a new way of doing business.

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:

“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 may be purchased on the website”.

Liam Warren – a committee member since 1977, added:

“The committee have worked tirelessly to develop the site here in Barraduff. We have developed an all-weather pitch with meeting and changing rooms that have become a busy, vibrant place.

“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 vision of this voluntary group combined with a once-in-a-generation opportunity through this spectacular raffle offers the prospect of exciting times ahead for the village of Barraduff.

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