Planning permission has been approved for the construction of a mosque and Muslim community centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry.However, the plans come with one condition. No call for prayer will be played from the building due to concern from the local residents.
Call to prayer usually players loudly from speakers on the mosque. The planning application specified that the minaret is “a traditional religious and architectural part of a mosque dating back civilisations that is still included in design but does not have a purpose in present day prayer.”
The centre will be situated in a business park just outside of Tralee on a two acre site. It is estimated that up to 90 people will gather at the new place of worship for afternoon prayers.
Applications for the project had previously been denied amid concerns of traffic congestion.