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Kilcummin locals fear new road will be ripped up again

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WARNING: Irish Water have been warned to restore the road to an 'as new' condition when it eventually tackles the long-awaited Kilcummin Sewage Scheme.

 

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Locals in Kilcummin fear that their new and long-awaited road will be ripped up again when Irish Water complete the much-awaited Kilcummin Sewage Scheme.

Earlier this year Irish Water reneged on a long-term promise to deliver the scheme and announced that it’s to delay plans for the €2.3m sewerage scheme until at least 2022.

Residents are waiting the best part of 20 years for the scheme and Irish Water had previously committed to starting the project in January of this year.

The reversal of this decision, which was relayed to the elected members of Killarney Municipal District in March, caused widespread anger.

Previously, the issue divided the members, some wanted to press ahead with a badly needed €360,000 road repair project but others were calling for the road works to be delayed to allow Irish Water complete the scheme and avoid further restoration costs.

The March bombshell united the chamber and they voted, unanimously, to press ahead with the roadworks and cross charge Irish Water for the subsequent repairs once the water body completed its programme of works.

However, with the road works completed this week, which has been welcomed by residents and businesses in the area, they remain concerned that the new road will be ripped up again when the sewage scheme goes ahead in two years’ time – assuming Irish Water does not change its plans again.

Local Labour councillor Marie Moloney is calling for Kerry County Council’s executive to ensure Irish Water leave the new road exactly how they found it. It is likely that the restoration works will add to the cost of the already much-delayed scheme.

“I have sought assurances from the [Kerry County Council’s] director of services that the road will be left as Irish Water get it,” Cllr Moloney told the Killarney Advertiser. “We won’t be accepting patchwork.”

As well as road surfacing and drainage works along the Coolcorcoran to Inchicullane stretch, additional works were completed at a concealed junction along the way. Each of the elected members of the Killarney Municipal District contributed to this work from their personal allocation.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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