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A Kerry County Councillor has called on Kerry County Council to provide a footpath at Sunhill, Killorglin before a pedestrian or cyclist is "killed or seriously injured".

Councillor Michael Cahill moved a motion at a recent Municipal District meeting where he said the Sunhill Road is an exceptionally busy road servicing several housing estates, B&Bs, numerous one off houses and farms, and should be at the top of the Council's agenda.

"You have a very large population living in this part of Killorglin, including many elderly people and families with young children and I believe the provision of a public footpath at this location should be a top priority for Kerry County Council," the Rossbeigh based Councillor said.

"Sunhill is where most future developments will be going and where services will be required."

The Fianna Fáil Councillor said this is now a major "health and safety" issue and he requested Kerry County Council to include the Sunhill footpath in the next Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

"This is a very important and necessary piece of infrastructure that is long overdue and will help prevent accidents. This section of road is a death trap and the fact that the most populated part of Killorglin does not have a safe footpath for its residents beggars belief."

Senior Roads Engineer Padraic Teahan gave the following response to Councillor Cahill's motion.

'It is accepted that the provision of a new footpath link on this local road is a priority to link residential areas with the national school and the town's traditional core. The Council is, therefore, considering the submission of this project for €100,000 of grant assistance under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Land acquisition by agreement would be required to advance the footpath link, if funding was secured.
The Council had previously submitted this project to the Department of Rural and Community Development as a Clár scheme in 2019. However, no funding was allocated by the Department on that occasion'.

Councillor Cahill welcomed Mr Teahan's response and called on the Council to make every effort to secure the €100,000 grant and requested the area engineer to commence negotiations with the local landowners.

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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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