By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Community Services will receive €65,565 to be put towards a new bus under the CLÁR programme.

The Department of Community and Rural Development announced just before the Christmas break that it had set aside €263,155 for Kerry-based projects under its Mobility and Cancer Care Transport grant scheme. Five projects will receive funding including Killarney Community Services.

The Rock Road centre provides facilities and services for older people in the greater Killarney area.

“This funding is very welcome after a difficult year and I commend the work of all these service providers,” said Kerry TD Brendan Griffin. “The five groups in Kerry will receive funding to purchase new buses to provide transport services for their users.”