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Mixed reaction to Main St pedestrianisation plans

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By Sean Moriarty

A proposal to pedestrianise Main St on Saturdays and Sundays during the months of July and August has been put forward by the executive of Killarney Municipal District.

 

Subject to a public consultation process, it is proposed to close the street from 11am on Saturday until 8am on Monday for the nine weekends during July and August.
Council management said that on foot of research that the footfall on Main St during these times last summer was too high to accommodate social distancing measures in the area. The Council also said that this proposal is only for times and dates specified and that there is no intention to extend this proposal further.
“We observed footfall during 2020 and it was in excess of that expected, particularly during weekends in July and August,” District Manager Angela McAllen told a Killarney Municipal District meeting on Wednesday.
The proposal received a mixed reaction from elected councillors with some saying that this is another attempt to fully pedestrianise the town centre while others supported the move.
The current ‘Safe Streets’ plan introduced last July, had previously been extended to at least October of this year. The Main St plan is an extension of this scheme.
The next step for the Council is to advertise the proposal in local media and engage with residents and business owners before the plan can be advanced or not.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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