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Residents voice safety concerns over unfinished cycleway

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By Sean Moriarty

Residents of Castle Falls next to Killarney Racecourse have called on Kerry County Council to finish a cycleway that ends abruptly in their estate before committing to other cycling projects in the town.

The Killarney Advertiser recently revealed that the Council is to start work on the long-planned integrated cycleway in January.

An existing cycleway that links Flesk Bridge to Ross Road comes to an abrupt end at the rear of Killarney Racecourse.

Instead it ends at the rear entrance to the racecourse and cyclists then join a roadway through the estate before arriving at the Ross Road junction.

Residents say a green area from the rear entrance to the Ross Road junction should have been used to complete the cycleway instead of forcing cyclists on to a busy residential street.

Despite a sign being erected there stating the cycleway ends, residents are reporting numerous near misses with cyclists who carry on past the sign post and into the estate.

They want the cycleway extended to make it safer for cyclists and residents.

“We welcome this great amenity on our door step but the only problem we have is the Council didn’t finish it going through the estate. It came to an abrupt end at the back of our estate, and it was supposed to continue along the boundary fence of Killarney Racecourse and on to Ross Road,” residents association chairman Frank Doran told the Killarney Advertiser.

A Kerry County Council spokesperson said: “Kerry County Council is committed to carrying out further works at this location and will continue to liaise with stakeholders and residents in that regard.”

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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