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Further concerns raised regarding Port Road development

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By Sean Moriarty

Additional residents in the Millwood Estate have raised concerns about a new 228-unit development that could be built in their area.

Last week the Killarney Advertiser reported that locals were up in arms over the potential development.

A company called Portal Asset Holdings has lodged planning permission for the development at the rear of the District Hospital and to the rear of the cottages on Port Road.

Worried residents believe a development of this size is not suitable for the area and last week outlined several concerns.

Since the Killarney Advertiser published that story a second group of residents have raised their apprehension about the proposed plans.

They say there are two issues at stake; they are worried about the size of the development and that it could extend to three or four storeys in height.

They are also concerned that an access route will be created between the new development and the existing Millwood Estate which could lead to anti-social behaviour in their long-established estate.

“We accept that housing will be built here, but it must conform with the other housing on its boundaries, so nothing over two storeys,” group spokesperson,John Fitzgerald, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“As for the access, it is totally unacceptable that Millwood be used as an access point for this development. Extra activity and traffic will only increase safety issues, crime, anti-social behaviour and trash – scale the development down to blend in with the adjoining neighbourhoods.”

The Killarney Advertiser has made repeated attempts to contact the developer and its engineering and architecture partners, but so far have been unable to get a comment from them.

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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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