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Contract signed for 20 new houses in Killarney

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KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has appointed contractor, Ned O’Shea & Sons Ltd, to construct 20 new housing units in Killarney. The houses are being provided under the government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme at a cost of €3.1m.

The units, which will be constructed at The Park, Killarney, will be two-storey three-bedroom units which are due to be completed in February 2018.

The contract for the project was signed at County Buildings in Tralee in the presence of the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, the Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell.

Welcoming the signing of the contract, the Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin said the additional housing units would greatly assist in providing homes to those on the local authority waiting list.

“It is wonderful to see Kerry County Council being in a position to construct houses again and this is particularly welcome in Killarney. These 20 units will help to address the needs of applicants on the housing waiting lists in the area and I look forward to their completion at the earliest opportunity,” said Cllr. Cronin.

 


 
At the contract signing from left, Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Mike O’Shea, Ned O’Shea, Ned O’Shea & Sons Ltd, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, back frow from left, Christine Farrell, SEO Housing Kerry County Council, Charlie O’Sullivan, Director of Operations, Kerry County Council, Martin O’Donoghue, Director of Housing & Corporate Affairs, Kerry County Council, Angela McAllen, Manager Killarney Municipal District, Tom Sheehy, Senior Engineer, Kerry County Council.
PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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