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€200k reallocated to Finnegan’s Cross

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By Sean Moriarty

Kerry County Council is to benefit to the tune of €29,564,872 in funding for local roads in the county.

The funding was announced today (Tuesday) by Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan and Minster for State Hildegard Naughton.

The biggest allocation of funding in the Killarney Municipal District is the €200,000 earmarked for Finnegan's Cross, Kilcummin.

The junction has been the scene of several serious, some fatal, accidents in recent years and had already been included in the 2021 Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads funding scheme.

The latest round of funding is the re-allocation of last year’s money which could not be used for various reasons.

Mayor Marie Moloney lives very close to the junction. She has been a long-time campaigner for safety upgrades at the junction. She explained to the Killarney Advertiser why the funding had to be delayed for a year.

“I very much welcome the announcement of funding for Regional and Local Roads. In particular I very much welcome the reallocation of funding to carry out realignment and safety works at Finnegan's Cross, Kilcummin. This funding was allocated last year but due to time constraints, negotiations with landholders and the roads design department, this work could not be carried out in time to use the money in the last allocations, but assurance was given that the money would be reallocated this year. I have worked closely with the Area Engineers to progress this work and I am hopeful that work can commence shortly to ensure the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at this location,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

Other funding announced this week includes a total of €23,500 for two different projects in Dunloe, €110,000 for road side drainage in Ballyhar and Aghadoe.

A total of €80,000 was allocated for the construction of a retaining wall adjacent to the Flesk River in Ballycasheen and €50,000 for Listry Bridge.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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