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Kilcummin development plan gets the go ahead




By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Killarney Municipal District (KMD) voted unanimously to adopt a new development plan for Kilcummin village at Wednesday’s bi-monthly meeting.

The three to five-year plan will focus on developing the community and it will concentrate on infrastructural areas like roads, footpaths, broadband and the aesthetics of green areas, signage and facilities.

A draft version of the plan was presented by area engineer John Ahern.

He outlined the key elements of the proposed works which will increase road safety in the village as well as greatly improving the look of the area.

The main aspects of the plan include the construction of two raised pedestrian crossings, traffic calming measures, new footpaths and the placing of powerlines underground reducing the number of poles and overhead cables in the area.

One of the most significant moves, and one that will change the daily lives of the people of the area is the plan to make the School Road one-way.


The plan, seen by the Killarney Advertiser, states: “The road network in the village requires upgrading to include adequate pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. The provision and extension of footpaths and public lighting, the undergrounding of services and the implementation of some minor traffic calming measures will create a more attractive and safer village”.

The plan was accepted by all elected members of KMD and is expected to move to the next phase very soon.

Kilcummin will expand and we are trying to be ahead of the curve,” Mr Ahern told the meeting.

Local councillor Marie Moloney, who is also a member of the Kilcummin Looking Committee, the local organisation that pushed for the development plan, welcomed the news.

“I am satisfied with what has been proposed,” she told the meeting, and was particularly pleased with the idea to make the School Road one-way.

However, Cllr Moloney and several other councillors, questioned the Council’s decision not to include table-top speed ramps on the approach to the village.

Mr Ahern said it would be possible to revisit the table-top speed ramp proposal as it would not cost a lot of money to add them in once the main works were completed, but they will not be included in the first phase.

Other councillors, especially Niall Kelleher who represents the people of Rathmore and Barraduff said the Kilcummin plan could act as an example project to all other villages on the outskirts of Killarney.



Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]




The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.


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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]




The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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