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Owner offers council solution to Well Lane South issue

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Owner offers council solution to Well Lane South issue

By Sean Moriarty

The owners of a gated delivery entrance at the bottom of Well Lane South say they are willing to engage with Killarney Municipal Council so pedestrian access to the laneway from the Beech Road/New Street car parks can be improved.

The laneway, which recently received a €40,000 grant towards improvement works, has long courted controversy.

Cllr Donal Grady has labelled the lane as “the worst in Ireland” while Tidy Town Competition judges consistently give the area bad marks.

The recent grant will be put towards surface repair works.

The gated entrance at the bottom of the lane was built in the 1990s as previously there were concerns about unauthorised vehicle access to the lane and attempts to place bollards there were unsuccessful.

The property is owned by local auctioneer Michael Coughlan who says he is willing to engage with the council and sell his property to help solve the access issue in the lane.

“The time the gate was built, it was all done the way the council wanted it, the bollards kept getting removed late at night and this was seen as a solution at that time,” Michael Coughlan told the Killarney Advertiser. “We came close to deals in the past but for one reason or another it fell down at the last minute, engineers retired, the town council’s powers were removed and so on. I am willing to talk to them and see what can be done.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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