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Kerry County Council update on road closures

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A MET ÉIREANN weather warning for up to 40mm of rainfall remains in place until 3pm today. Kerry County Council also wishes to update the public in relation to road closures.

The Inny Bridge on the N70 between Caherciveen and Waterville has now fully re-opened to traffic. Council personnel are on site and the bridge may need to be closed again depending on rainfall volumes in the coming hours.

There has been a landslide on the R566 between Portmagee and Ballinskelligs at Coomanaspig and the road is fully closed to through traffic.

The R565 road from the main N70 towards Portmagee village at Lative is now passable.

At Dromid, the Dromcair bridge is closed and there is a lot of flooding on the Waterville side of the Ballaghasheen Pass.

In Glencar, there has been a landslide on Gortmaloon and the road is closed as is the L4018 road in Glencar between Quaybawn Cross and Cappamore Cross.

There is spot flooding and surface water on many routes on the Dingle Peninsula including in the Castlegregory and Stradbally areas.

Kerry County Council crews continue to keep a close eye on the situation on the ground and the weather forecasts are being closely monitored.

The council is advising motorists to continue to exercise extreme care on all roads, particularly on the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas.

Civil Defence personnel are on the ground in the greater Caherciveen area with volunteers and vehicles assisting with issues as they arise.

Emergencies can be reported to Kerry County Council on 066-7183588

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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