Connect with us

News

Council to unveil preferred route for N70 Milltown Bypass

Published

on

Members of the public are invited to a webinar presentation on the €7m N70 Milltown Bypass road project. Kerry County Council has developed the preferred route for the project, details of which will be announced next Friday (February 5) at 2pm. Members of the public are invited to register for a webinar at which full details of the route of the new road will be outlined by the project team.

The preferred route for the €7m bypass to the west of the mid-Kerry town, which has been developed in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), follows a period of public consultation on an initial 10 route options, first published in 2018. The road is an important strategic access route between Tralee and Killorglin and has been identified in submissions to the National Development Plan by Kerry County Council as critical to the development of the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle and the improvement of local infrastructure.

As well as reducing travel times on the N70 road, the new 1.6km bypass will ease traffic flow through Milltown, which over the past decade has been the fastest growing town in Kerry. It will also support the development of sustainable travel modes within the town. The proposed new road also incorporates walking and cycling facilities.

Those wishing to participate must register in advance on the Kerry County Council website, www.kerrycoco.ie so they can be provided with a link to view the presentation. Questions or comments can also be submitted ahead of the webinar.

While the presentation is taking place online due to limitations on public consultation because of the current COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions, the project team based in the Kerry National Roads Office is keen to engage with people during the development of the scheme. The project team can also be contacted by telephone at 066 7142444 and on info@kerry.nrdo.ie.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

Published

on

0239246_KSAI_Set_Dancing_for_Ukraine_1.jpg

By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

Continue Reading

News

Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

Published

on

0239153_38_MS_WalkA.JPG

By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending