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Mission Road crossing finally gets the go ahead

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By Sean Moriarty

After months, if not years of campaigning, it looks like there will finally be a pedestrian crossing installed between the Beech Road car park and the entrance to Killarney House on Mission Road.

Cllr Brendan Cronin has repeatedly called for the crossing to be built. He has raised concerns, especially during the busy summer months, that pedestrians are at risk while trying to cross the busy road to and from the town centre car park which is the nearest public parking facility to Killarney House.

“As we approach another busy season for locals and tourists with no progress on the repeated requests for a pedestrian crossing from Beech Road car parks to Killarney House, in the event of an accident, causing serious injury or worse, where does the responsibility/liability lie?” he asked the recent Killarney Municipal meeting.

In their reply, Kerry County Council said that progress to the design stage of the crossing will commence shortly.

“Kerry County Council has re-engaged with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), who have indicated that they will give favourable consideration to a pedestrian crossing at this location subject to approval of the design layout by the TII. Work on this design will commence shortly. Responsibility in the event of an accident depends on the facts and circumstances of each particular accident,” a Council official said.

Cronin welcomed the move.

"I have repeatedly outlined that this extremely busy location is highly dangerous for pedestrians using one of the largest car parks in Killarney and accessing the very popular Killarney House and Gardens, currently with no protection weaving their way through oncoming traffic. The construction of a pedestrian crossing on Mission Road is an absolute necessity for the safety of the general public crossing an extremely busy and dangerous road. It is imperative that this crossing is now progressed to construction as a matter of urgency,” he added.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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