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Muckross car park to get an upgrade

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By Michelle Crean

Works to upgrade Muckross car park commenced this week and will continue on a phased basis until next June.

CONTRACTS: Niall O’Donnchú (right) Director General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Trustees of Muckross House announcing the commencement of works to upgrade the car park at Muckross House and Gardens in Killarney National Park. At the contract signing with Mr O'Donnchú was Tom Clancy (MC Group Financial Controller). Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

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The contracts were signed this week by the Director General of the NPWS and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Muckross House.

Visiting Killarney, Minister Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, along with Niall O’Donnchú, Director General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Trustees of Muckross House, announced the commencement of works to upgrade the car park at Muckross House and Gardens in Killarney National Park.

This is a significant project involving upgrading of the existing car park, extension of the existing bus parking area and the upgrade of the overflow car park. Furthermore, a new surface water drainage system is to be installed to serve the entire car parking area. These works will allow for the current and expected increase in visitor numbers to the wonderful surrounds of Killarney National Park, and to Muckross House and Gardens in particular.

"This project has been long in the planning and I am delighted to see works getting underway now," the Minister said.

Chairman of the Board, Donal Hickey welcomed the works.

"We have worked closely with the NPWS over a long period to ensure a strong, sustainable project plan was in place to progress these essential works to upgrade the car park and the bus parking area," Donal said.

"We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by the works but I can assure our visitors we will make every effort to ensure minimal disruption to public traffic, and we will endeavour to keep the house and gardens open to the extent possible throughout the works."

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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