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Fears of ‘traffic chaos’ at Woodlawn and Ross Road junctions

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TRAFFIC issues at the Woodlawn and Ross Road junctions were highlighted recently at the meeting of Kerry County Council.
Councillor Brendan Cronin said: “Where are the two new sets of synchronised traffic lights that were promised or the Ross Road and Woodlawn junctions on the Muckross Road? We are now approaching the main tourist season and will face traffic chaos again.”
Kerry County Council replied that a commitment was given to the members of the Killarney Municipal District to synchronise the existing lights at the Ross Road and Woodlawn Road Junction.
However on further examination by a traffic lighting supplier, difficulties were identified with adapting the quotations for the upgrading of both sets of lights, including for their synchronisation.
The estimated cost of these works will be approximately €65,000.
In the interim, the council has replaced the vehicle detection loops at the Ross Road junction which has resulted in some minor improvements to traffic queue times. As a result of the Killarney Town Traffic Management Plan, the consultants are examining all measures to potentially improve traffic flows in the town and on the key access roads.
“The plan is nearing completion and it is our intention to have a presentation to the members of the Killarney Municipal District in June,” stated the council.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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