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Diversions in place following a water break in Farranfore

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Diversions in place following a water break in Farranfore

A burst pipe in the Farranfore area is impacting on water supplies to customers in parts the area.

Irish Water, in partnership with Kerry County Council, is working to restore the water supply following this large burst.

The burst pipe has resulted in flooding of the N22 at Farranfore.

A section of road is closed and traffic management is in place in the area.

Traffic coming from Killarney towards Tralee is being diverted towards Castleisland while traffic from Tralee to Killarney is being asked to turn right at the garden centre.

The water break occurred at the Tralee side of the railway crossing in the village. Irish Rail is monitoring the situation but so far rail services are unaffected.

Irish Water crews have been on the ground since this morning and work is continuing to isolate and repair the section of pipe. It is expected that supply should be restored this evening.

The areas affected will include the greater Scartaglin, Cordal, Currow, Farranfore, Firies, Castlemaine and Milltown areas.

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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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