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Public invited to join webinar on 4km of Killarney cycling infrastructure

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ONLINE PRESENTATION ON PROPOSED KILLARNEY CYCLE PATHS

Kerry County Council is inviting members of the public to participate in an online presentation about plans for the development of five new cycle paths in Killarney town. The proposed new cycling infrastructure includes cycle paths on Rock Road, Lewis Road, Park Road, the Gaelscoil Road and Deerpark Road.

Because of the current public health restrictions, the display of plans and the relevant consultation in person, which would normally take place, is restricted. On Wednesday, 3 February at 7.00pm, members of the public can view a presentation on the proposed infrastructure. Anyone interested in joining the online webinar must register in advance via the Kerry County Council website, kerrycoco.ie.

Submissions and observations on the plans must be submitted to the Council by 17 February. A report on these submissions will be presented at a meeting to the Killarney Municipal District councillors.

Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin encouraged people to participate in the webinar and to engage in the consultation process.

‘The new cycle paths would measure a cumulative total of almost four kilometres and would greatly enhance the cycling infrastructure in the town. This is a very exciting development for Killarney, and I hope everyone will make their views known on what is proposed,’ he said.

The Part VIII process for such a development, under the relevant planning legislation, involves the public display of all relevant plans which can be downloaded from the Kerry County Council website. The details of the plans will be outlined during the webinar by Senior Engineer, David Doyle. Comments and questions can also be dealt with during the webinar.

The five proposed cycle paths are as follows:

  • Rock Road – Car Park northward to N22 Roundabout at Cleeny
  • Upper Lewis Road – St. Anne’s Road junction to south of Bridgefield estate
  • Park Road – Park Road roundabout to the Friary Junction
  • Deerpark Road – Park Road junction to Gaelscoil Road junction
  • Gaelscoil Road – Deerpark road to Killarney Sport & Leisure Centre
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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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