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Red wind warning over but Council advising caution



Kerry County Council is continuing to monitor Storm Eunice this morning (Friday) and advises that people should remain indoors and not to travel.

The storm battered the country resulting in a tree down and partially blocking N72 Killorglin to Killarney road about 1km from Killorglin.

Other trees down and crews responding include:

- Tiernaboul, Killarney
- Ross Road, Killarney
- Burnham on Dingle-Ventry road
- Aghadoe Heights to Fossa road
- Swinemount, Firies
- Ahabeg, Lixnaw
- Poles down Coad X, Castlecove
- Captain’s Table on N21
- Tiernaboul, Killarney
- Flooding at Prince's Quay, Tralee

The Council is asking members of the public to avoid unnecessary travel and reminds everyone that a Status Orange alert will be in place for Kerry until 11am.

Killarney National Park, Killarney House and Gardens and Muckross House are closed today due to the weather warnings issued by Met Éireann. The Department asks the public for their ongoing cooperation by refraining from visiting these sites for the duration of these storms.

“We expect to reopen most of our Parks tomorrow (Saturday), however, the Department will carry out site inspections today (Friday) to assess any damage prior to final decisions on reopening.”

Thousands of homes remain without power. The extent of power outages around the county is an indication of the severity of the storm and anyone travelling later today is advised to expect fallen trees, branches and debris and other disruptions.

Council crews will mobilise when it is safe to do so and will deal with any issues that arise over the coming hours.

The Council’s emergency phoneline is available at 066 7183588.

Further updates will be provided on the Council’s social media channels.

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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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