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Council confirm daytime pedestrianisation of Main St

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Kerry County Council and Killarney Municipal District is press ahead with plans to close Main St to traffic for the months of July and August.

It will come in to effect on July 10.

The proposal met with a mixed reaction with first mooted by the Council during May’s Killarney Municipal District meeting.

Many traders on Main St voiced their concerns too.

It was confirmed on Friday morning that the plan is going ahead, however current Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District in one of his last jobs as mayor, Cllr Brendan Cronin, said that the elected members in the area requested that the closures be monitored and reviewed as the weeks progress.

“To contribute towards the achievement of an outdoor summer in Killarney over the coming months and improve pedestrian safety in the town centre, Kerry County Council has decided to close Main Street in Killarney to traffic on weekends during July and August, beginning on the weekend of Saturday, July 10, 2021,” said a council statement.

“Following the receipt of submissions on the matter under Section 75 of the Roads Act, the Council has decided to close Main Street to vehicular traffic from Saturdays at 11am to Mondays at 8am (extended to Tuesday on the August Bank Holiday Weekend).”

Kerry County Council engaged with An Garda Síochana as part of the consideration of the proposal.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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