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Next phase of Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme begins




Uisce Éireann has commenced the next phase of the Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme that will see a new sewer collection system in the village.

This project will reduce the reliance on on-site treatment systems such as septic tanks and package treatment plants. 
As part of the project, being delivered by Coffey Construction on behalf of Uisce Éireann and Kerry County Council, road closures on Killarney Road and Kilcummin Road will be required for the duration of the pipeline works however local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. It is anticipated that the closures will be in place for the following durations:
Kilcummin Road, from Lower Coolcorcoran Road to Upper Coolcorcoran Road from 3 January to 31 March.
Killarney Road, from Coolcorcoran Cross to Kilcummin Village from 3 January to 8 September.
Diversion routes will be signposted on approach and Uisce Éireann will endeavour to minimise delays/disruptions to local traffic. 
Once complete, the scheme will provide a new sewer collection system for Kilcummin village, that will ensure wastewater from the village is treated appropriately. 
Once operational, the new sewerage scheme will connect into the sewer network in Killarney town, where it will be collected and transferred to Killarney Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for appropriate treatment.

“We are now commencing the next phase of this vital project that will accommodate future population growth in Kilcummin and will enhance the local environment," David Shalloo, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead with Uisce Éireann, said.

"The scheme will ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations. It will also improve water quality in the River Deenagh and Lough Leane and protect recreational waters for swimming, fishing, boating and sightseeing.
“This phase will require a lengthy traffic management plan, particularly on Killarney Road. However, this is necessary for us to safely deliver this essential project. We would like to thank the people of Kilcummin who have worked with us throughout this project and thank them for their patience as we progress into this phase.”
The new sewerage infrastructure to be constructed as part of this scheme will include a sewer network for Kilcummin village, a pumping station, and approximately 6kms of sewers. 
Works on the project commenced in late 2022, with the entirety of the project due for completion in 2024.
Uisce Éireann and Kerry County Council will continue to update the local community in Kilcummin as works progress.

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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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