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Aghadoe Heights appoint new manager

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The Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa have appointed renowned hotelier Niall Coffey as their new General Manager.

With over twenty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Tipperary native Niall began his career in the 90s when he joined the Fitzpatrick’s Hotel Group on a four year Hotel Management Programme at Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel in Dublin.

Niall joins the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa having previously worked with the well-known Hastings Hotel Group where he most recently held the role of Deputy General Manager of The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast. Prior to that he also worked as Deputy General Manager at The Slieve Donard Resort. Niall has also gained a wealth of experience from hotels such as Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, Inishbofin House Hotel & Spa, Killerig Golf Resort, The Hibernian Hotel and Nuremore Hotel & Country Club.

“I’m delighted to become a part of this well-established team and look forward to leading the hotel into the next stage of its growth,” said Niall. “The hotel is recognised globally for its outstanding levels of customer service and I intend to continue to focus on this area. We also have some exciting projects lined up that promise to enhance the guest experience even further.”

Niall, his wife and their three young children are looking forward to starting their new life in Killarney and exploring the beautiful surroundings. Niall, a keen golfer, will no doubt be exploring the stunning links and parkland courses in the area and welcoming Aghadoe’s many international golfing guests with great enthusiasm. In addition to his love of golf, Niall was a past President of the Rotary Club, Ireland and is also a keen outdoor enthusiast.

Dublin-based hotel management company Windward Management are delighted to welcome Niall to the hotel as the five-star resort progresses with its continued refurbishment programme.

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Walking and cycling projects set for upgrade 

Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects. €350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel. Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include […]

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Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects.

€350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include an interconnected network of cycleways. €300,000 is planned for an interconnected network of cycleways for the Gaelscoil Road/Chestnut Drive area, while The Flesk Walkway and Cycleway, Killarney is to get €123,866, as well as a further €186,527 for Rock Road.

Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD has said the funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA) will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, with sustainable transport modes vital as the county emerges from the pandemic.

“I am pleased that Kerry County Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €289 million for approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects across the country,” Deputy Griffin said.

“Ensuring we have a good and efficient transport system in Kerry is essential for the future as we aim to make our communities and town centres more vibrant, in addition to making commuting to work and school safer and easier. Over the past two years we have spent more time enjoying our outdoor amenities and investing in active travel will also help us to meet our climate change obligations.”

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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