"I’m most looking forward to settling down properly in my new home and having a nice space for my son."

October 18, 2022

Cashen Court and Cashen Close, Dun Alainn, Listowel, are estates comprising 49 homes, delivered by Co-operative Housing Ireland in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Housing Agency, and the Housing Finance Agency. Ylber recently moved into his new home in the estate.

"I’m originally from Albania but I have been living in Ireland for over 20 years. I have a son who is fifteen and goes to school locally. He stays here three days a week. He loves computers and gaming. Beforehand I was living in Ballymack in Tralee. It was an apartment above a pub and restaurant. It felt like I was living in a nightclub, it was so loud every weekend. I had been living there seven years since 2014. It was a small apartment with just a kitchen and bedroom essentially. CHI rang me and I went to have a look at the home, to see how it was. I was delighted when I saw it, it’s a lovely house. I’m so delighted with it.

I moved in two months ago. I have mostly got everything sorted, I have the flooring, I just have the kitchen left to do. Everything is more or less sorted; I just have a bit of tiling left.

I am a trained chef and have been working in kitchens for 19 years. I had worked all over the county in different restaurants. I got quite sick a few years ago. I had severe asthma and a bad persistent cough. Then I stopped. Now, I work doing covid tests a few days a week. I hope to go back to being a chef when I’m feeling well. I miss my job. We’ll see.

I’m most looking forward to settling down properly in my new home and having a nice space for my son, maybe returning to my job."

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