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Plans on the table for school traffic management

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Killarney Municipal District is to take a multi-tiered approach to solving traffic issues on New Road, particularly at school drop off and pick up times.

Temporary measures proposed include the provision of extra clearly defined school bus set down areas.
The street provides access to three secondary schools, two primary schools and one special needs facility – bringing an estimated 2,800 users to the area on a daily basis.

The street is also home to the Killarney offices of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Killarney Garda Station and several private houses.
However, town engineer John Ahern wants to meet with the principals of each school either collectively or individually so he can outline various plans and ideas.

“Killarney Municipal District Traffic Wardens had an increased presence on the ground in order to improve traffic flow. A survey of the road has been undertaken and preliminary designs of short-term measures have been developed and can be implemented subject to further consultation with the school principals and the members,” he said.

Long term Mr Ahern hopes to include New Road as an extension of the Killarney Cycle Way plan. The Killarney urban cycle way project includes the provision of cycle lanes on Rock Road.
Killarney Municipal District has been successful in an application for funding from the National Transport Authority for its Transport Mobility Plan.

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“The New Road Schools Area will be included in this plan as a priority,” added Mr Ahern.
A second round of funding is also available to schools who wish to implement a Safe Routes to School Programme.

This funding is managed by An Taisce but Kerry County Council has allocated a member of staff to act as an Active Travel Officer to help schools in their funding application.

“We have invited Expressions of Interest from all schools,” he added.
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Further plans include the possible realignment of the New Road junction with Rock Road but this will depend on many things including the constriction of the Cycle Way in the area, the setting back of the Garda Station boundary walls while taking into consideration the traffic volumes coming from Main St and St Anne’s Road into that junction.

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Rodeo lasso demo to kickstart 4th of July Festival on Friday

Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes. The choir […]

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Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes.

The choir is due to perform a concert in the town centre church on Friday evening..

However part of their act is a demonstration in the art of lasso ropes – a tradition that stems from the early farming days of the Wild West – and there isn’t enough room in the church for that element of their act.

Instead they will give a lasso demonstration on the grounds of St Mary’s from 5pm Friday.

“They are showcasing on the green space outside our church at 5pm,” the Venerable Simon J Lumby the Rector of Killarney said.

“They will perform rodeo lasso stunts as part of their act. We couldn’t accommodate that during the concert so we’ve got them to do it earlier outside.”

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GAA stars set to gather for A Night With Legends

By Sean Moriarty Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night. GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of […]

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Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night.

GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of an ambitious fundraiser by the club.

The event will be styled on RTÉ’s popular pre All-Ireland Final show ‘Up for the Match’ where footballing legends will tell some of their life stories in between music and songs.

It will be hosted by author and raconteur Billy Keane and horseracing photographer Pat Healy. The event is one of the key fundraisers for the expanding Fossa GAA Club.

Coming just days before Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin, ‘A Night With Legends’ will also serve as a light-hearted preview to the important game.

Kerry greats like Pat Spillane, Mike Frank Russell, Paul Galvin and Eamon Fitzmaurice will be joined on stage by Dublin hero Bernard Brogan Sr. Killarney greats Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper and Ambrose O’Donovan will also be there.

“This is not going to be a boring night, it is going to be filled with fun and banter, music and craic,” Fossa GAA chairman, Dermot Clifford, told the Killarney Advertiser.

Several raffle and auction prizes are up for grabs on the night too, the most unusual being a chance to bid on a racing greyhound, donated by the Murphy Family from Brosna.

The fundraiser has already raised €10,000 thanks to a recent auction organised by Paul Nagle. The local rally star sold one of his world championship helmets for €25,000 with the balance going to Recovery Haven in Tralee.

Limited tickets are still available at a cost of €25 per person or groups can buy a table of 12 for €250.

Ticket enquires: nightoflegends2022@gmail.com.

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