Funding of €1m announced for Killarney this week will soon improve the town’s dire traffic congestion issues before the 2019 Summer season kicks in.
On Monday, the Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, announced funding of €1m for Killarney town for smarter travel initiatives, including an extensive network of new dedicated cycle lanes in and around the town, and improved traffic management works to alleviate congestion.
This major funding comes under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 initiative via The Urban Regeneration and Development fund (URDF) through Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser on Monday, Minister Griffin said he hopes the works, which he says are ‘shovel ready’, will begin in January and finish before the Summer season begins. He also revealed that a further €330,000 will be provided for the works from Kerry County Council – bringing the total amount to €1.3m.
“It’s as much for the people of Killarney as it is for the tourists,” Minister Griffin said. “It’s very positive news.
“What this plan will entail is the continuation of the cycle lanes that we see on Muckross Road and bring them all the way up to Mission Road towards the Cathedral linking up with the Demense and other parts of the town, linking Ross Road and Flesk Bridge for example.
“The €1m will be complimented by €330,000 from Kerry County Council bringing the total amount to €1.3m, which is substantial.
“Works are shovel ready and we hope to begin in the New Year, in advance of the 2019 season.”
Killarney Chamber President Paul O’Neill said that the Chamber welcomes the news.
The Chamber, he explained, has been consistently highlighting the growing problem of traffic congestion in the Killarney area and the impact it is having on the Killarney brand.
“The ‘TEIR One’ Report, commissioned by the Chamber, found that congestion is a major concern for visitors and is impacting on the visitor experience,” he said.
“The Chamber has, in recent months, campaigned for the inclusion of Killarney projects in the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund and we welcome the allocation of €1.1 million in funding.
“This is an important first step in tackling the congestion problem and will allow a number of important short-term projects to progress.”
He added that the Chamber will continue to campaign for the infrastructural improvements that are urgently needed if Killarney is to achieve its potential to grow visitor numbers by 30 percent by 2025.
Minister Griffin also added that there is also provision for funding to progress the Áras Phadraig Masterplan.
“Details of this specific amount will be made clearer in the near future, and will be in addition to the amounts announced on Monday,” he said.
Minister Brendan Griffin, pictured with Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District Cllr John Sheahan, Killarney Chamber President Paul O’Neill, local business people and members of Kerry County Council, welcoming news of €1m in funding for Killarney town.
Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.
Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.
“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.
Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!
“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.
“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”
The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.
To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.
Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.
They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.
Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.
“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”
Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
Facials are also suitable for men
In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results. It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets […]
In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results.
It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.
We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.
We also focus on the jowl lift which concentrates on the neck and jawline. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.
What makes the CACI facial so unique is it offers real results without damaging the skin. It works deep into the basal layer of the skin, strengthening the foundation of the skin and stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. It originated in the medical field working on stroke patients and Bell’s Palsy suffers. They discovered that the side they were working on the effected side, started to look younger and more lifted after treatments, hence its entry into the beauty industry. CACI treatments give visible results even after one treatment.
The dual action of SPED microcurrent/LED light therapy technology is so advanced and innovative.
The entire process takes 80 minutes. It starts with deep cleansing using an orbital micro-dermabrasion with light therapy, followed by the ultra-sonic actuator for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliating, propelling impurities to the skin’s surfaces, followed by micro current lifting using a specific technique, this also includes the LED light therapy. We then use the wrinkle comb – an alternative to Botox – which is intense light therapy. It’s all finished off with a silicone mask soak in hyaluronic acid, which has an extremely cooling effect and is hydrating. We use a galvanic current to push this amazing product deep into the lower levels of the skin. A truly results driven facial suitable for both men and women.
For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.
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