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Kilgarvan Housing developmentKilgarvan has seen property development during recent years, probably to meet housing demand from those seeking an alternative to higher prices in nearby towns. Four new housing estates were built around the village in recent times.Healy-Rae Park, located adjacent to the Mace supermarketAmelio Mews, located to the east of the villageLime Woods, located to the rear of the Mace supermarket & Post officeSuiomh Alainn, located on Railway Road to the north of the village adjacent to the National School. The population of Kilgarvan decreased from 175 in 1996 to 156 in 2002. 2006 saw an increase to 164.Kilgarvan has no local industry.Kilgarvan's sewage treatment plant was constructed in 1936, near the Roughty River.According to the Kerry County Council, the lack of sufficient sewage treatment will be "a constraint on development in the village" until a new plant is completed. A new Sewerage treatment plant is currently planned for Kilgarvan, with phase one expected to begin in late 2008.AmenitiesKilgarvan is home to a Coillte Millennium Forest at Rossacroo-na-loo.Kilgarvan is home to a Motor Museum with a collection of vintage and classic cars.Kilgarvan is centrally located between Kenmare and Killarney. Kilgarvan expects to see the introduction of broadband access in 2009 at the earliest. Kilgarvan does not have a public car park or public toilets. The roadway through the village forms part of the R569 regional road from Kenmare to Poulgorm Bridge.SportGaelic games, including Hurling and Gaelic football, are played in Kilgarvan; with Kilgarvan GAA fielding several teams in a season. Kilgarvan retained its intermediate title in 2007 and made history by becoming the first Kerry hurling team to win a Munster Club hurling game at any level in over forty years. Kilgarvan continued in the Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship in 2008 and reached the Munster final becoming the first Kerry hurling team ever to do so. Kilgarvan has its own GAA pitch and facilities including an all weather training track and dressing rooms, extensive drainage work was carried out on the pitch in 2008.
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