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Kilcummin NS stage designer showcase

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“It is set to be one of the biggest shows of the season” that’s how host and producer Norma O’Donoghue of the “Designer Showcase” in aid of Kilcummin National School which takes place at the Great Southern Hotel Killarney on April 19th has described the event. With some of the top designer names in Munster as well as a number of some very well known local designers, the line up is sure to bring a huge interest in particular with those who like fine fashion.

The event, which is a follow on from the success Liam Lawton concert for Kilcummin National School, which was held prior to Christmas in the Cathedral in Killarney, is hoping to raise enough funds to complete the flooring of the Schools soon to be completed hall. “ at the launch of the Fashion Show, members of the public got a tour of the new building with everyone very excited about it and we want to get close to the line with the funds raised from this night” Tom Keane one of the event organisers told the XXXXXXXXXXXX.

Among the highlights of the night will be the best dressed lady, which is sponsored by Keanes Jewellers.

The show will feature new designs from Lynes of Killarney, Mods and Mini’s, Claire Garvey  Marion Murphy Cooney, Valerie O Shea, Tina Griffin, Carol Kennelly, Cathy Troth, Rebekah Wall    Hazel Comyn, Mary Brosnan, McBees Killarney, Phoenix V Cork, Silk Peaches Cork, Serenity Cork Scarlett Killarney, Jasmine Tralee and Virginia Bridal Limerick.

Tickets are on sale now costing €25 available from Scarlett’s on Scott’s Street, Killarney Royal Hotel, Quills in Killarney, Kilcummin National School, Kilcummin Post Office, Currow Post Office or on textline to 087-  7023681

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Future Kerry railway plans revealed

By Sean Moriarty Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport. On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council. During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport.

On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council.

During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans and ambitions from now until 2027.

These include an increase in frequency on the Tralee to Mallow line.

It is hoped to have one train an hour operating on the line at peak times and two-hourly off-peak.

In a perfect world, the rail station at Farranfore would be placed across the road from the airport and not a 1km walk away but such a move is not likely to happen.

Cllr Norma Moriarty, of the Kenmare Municipal District explained how she was on trip to Yorkshire a few years ago.

“I flew from Kerry to Manchester and was able to get a connecting train to Yorkshire without ever leaving the airport building,” she said. “The people I was visiting were very surprised to hear me talk about this so much – it is normal to them.”

Under the Strategy 2027 plan Killarney rail station will get repainted and new signs will be put in place during 2022.

Additional parking spaces will be created at Farranfore Railway station and this lead to calls for a similar expansion at Rathmore.

“A lot of people from South Kerry use Rathmore railway station,” said local councillor Niall Kelleher. “They drive up from Kenmare and cut across by Glenflesk.”

Mr Kenny said he would take the Rathmore comments back to the Iarnród Éireann engineer in charge of parking strategy.

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Walking and cycling projects set for upgrade 

Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects. €350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel. Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include […]

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Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects.

€350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include an interconnected network of cycleways. €300,000 is planned for an interconnected network of cycleways for the Gaelscoil Road/Chestnut Drive area, while The Flesk Walkway and Cycleway, Killarney is to get €123,866, as well as a further €186,527 for Rock Road.

Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD has said the funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA) will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, with sustainable transport modes vital as the county emerges from the pandemic.

“I am pleased that Kerry County Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €289 million for approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects across the country,” Deputy Griffin said.

“Ensuring we have a good and efficient transport system in Kerry is essential for the future as we aim to make our communities and town centres more vibrant, in addition to making commuting to work and school safer and easier. Over the past two years we have spent more time enjoying our outdoor amenities and investing in active travel will also help us to meet our climate change obligations.”

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