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Gardai to join forces with schools throughout Killarney

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THE life-changing implications of safe transport for children were highlighted by Killarney Gardaí during the week. Killarney Gardaí in conjunction with the Divisional Traffic Corps have developed an awareness and enforcement campaign.

This safety campaign will form part of the Killarney Garda Schools Programme which will be delivered by Garda Deirdre Quinn, Community Policing Unit, in 2018.

It was launched in Kilcummin National School and every primary school will be visited in the Killarney area by Garda Quinn.

“The initiative was developed as a result of a lack of awareness by motorists of the law surrounding this very important area that can have life-changing implications,” Sergeant Dermot O’Connell of Killarney Garda Station told Killarney Advertiser.

“It came to the fore at daily checkpoints, when gardaí observed children and infants incorrectly restrained or not using a booster seat/cushion in vehicles.

“Many motorists received fixed-charge notices; however, what became very apparent to gardaí over time was the serious lack of awareness of the law applicable to this area and the serious risks posed often fatal when children are incorrectly restrained in vehicles.”

 


 
Above: Darragh Fleming, Mark Fleming, Odhran O'Shea, Katie Brosnan, Supt Flor Murphy, Sgt Dermot O'Connell, Peter McCarthy, Maureen Fleming, Kilcummin NS principal Gillian Sheehan and pupils and Garda Deirdre Quinn. Pic: Dylan Clifford

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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