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An extensive and hugely important community survey, that will help Killarney to plan for the future, has been launched.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, in consultation with Killarney Municipal District Council, will be taking the views of the public fully into account.

Submissions for the 'Killarney Community Sentiment Survey', which is completely anonymous with replies fully confidential, will be analysed by independent consultants Repucon to get a full and complete snapshot of local opinion.
The public is being asked to share views on what Killarney’s infrastructural, commercial and community priorities should be going forward and to express their thoughts on what progress has been made.

Opinions on pedestrianisation, the Safe Streets project, accessibility and the standard of age-friendly and disability parking facilities are also invited.

Respondents to the online survey will be asked to share information on what way their shopping habits have changed during the pandemic, how they feel COVID-19 will impact on their retail preferences going forward and if concerns over the virus have impacted on their outdoor activities or hobbies, such as walking and cycling.

An effort will also be made to determine the level of use of facilities in Killarney National Park and how important the facility is to the local people. Views will also be sought on plans to introduce a number of new cycle paths in and around the town.

The opinion of the people will also be requested on issues such as public lighting, signage, litter and refuse and what steps can be taken locally to impact on concerns about climate change.

A follow on from last year’s really insightful informative ‘Let’s Talk About Town’ survey, it will also seek to determine if people’s socialising trends have altered as a result of COVID-19 and just how safe they feel when they are out and about in and around town.

Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Marie Moloney, said the survey presents a great opportunity for people to have their say on what Killarney might need and what it might not.

“The town belongs to the people – it’s their town and this is the chance to have their say on how it is shaped going forward,” she said.

“It is very important to get feedback on a whole range of local issues and I would encourage people to give a little bit of their time to complete the survey.”

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Niall Kelleher, said it is absolutely critical that as many people as possible have their say on what changes they would like to see as Killarney emerges from the difficult pandemic which had a devastating impact on so many lives.

“Towns and businesses must rebuild and there is a desire for change in Killarney to reflect a collective and inclusive voice,” he remarked.

“To rebuild properly we must do it together and this survey will serve as a starting point in changing the ways we do business and how to better satisfy the needs of our customers, locals and visitors.”

To complete the fully confidential survey ­ which will take just a few short minutes, go to:
https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=163215380159

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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