Onwards and upwards as ‘The Village’ sells city site

James Stephens GAA club have agreed to sell an almost three acre site in the the city .

James Stephens GAA club have agreed to sell an almost three acre site in the the city .

The site, on the Nuncio Road, has been bought by a Dublin based developer, and it is believed that the land will be used for housing.

It’s a significant sale not just for the club but for the parish and city overall, according to local auctioneer John Buggy.

“I am delighted for the club, it’s a great boost for The Village considering their excellent facilities on the Kells Road. The committee working on this project put in incredible hours and were committed to getting the best deal possible for the club,” said Mr Buggy.

“As a GAA man, it’s great news for the club, and considering the shortage of housing stock in the city, it’s great news all round for the local building trade - and all connected with it.

“The last development for sale in Kilkenny was in 2006, with a development halted in 2007 that never came on the market,” he added.

With an increasing membership and demand for more facilities, James Stephens officially opened their new , state of the art 37-acre Kells road development last August.