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Lease Agreed For 200 Year Old Former Convent In Offaly

A local community group will develop a new use for the site.

An Offaly group has agreed a lease to turn a 200 year old convent into a community centre. 

Killina Presentation Convent was set up in Rahan in 1817, and housed generations of nuns until it closed its doors last year.

A steering committee was subsequently established to develop another use for the site - and is set to hold a public meeting to get more feedback from the community.

Maureen Kidney, secretary of the Killina Presentation Resource Centre Steering Committee, says they're delighted to have secured the lease on such a historic and promising facility:

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