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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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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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