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Ring of Kerry road set for night time closures from next month

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It has been confirmed by Kerry County Council, in a reply to local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill, that due to the nature of the works required to be done on the road at Gleensk Viaduct in Kells and the heavy plant required, a night time closure will be required there, from late September to mid-December 2023.

“This proposed closure will be an enormous inconvenience and interference with the lives of all those living in Cahersiveen and South Kerry, from Kells to Bolus, Knightstown to Cillian Liath. I am seeking further details of access for emergency vehicles, deliveries and public transport and what alternatives are to be put in place,” said Councillor Cahill.

“Many people travel in and out of South Kerry, in the early hours to attend their places of employment and such a closure would pose gigantic difficulties for them, not to mention the additional costs involved. Accessibility for emergency crews must be maintained to the highest level and lives cannot be put at risk. Further details must be and will be provided. The difficulties involved in this repair work are obvious of course, but we must not lose sight of the daily requirements of all the people of South Kerry,” said Councillor Cahill.

"The Ring of Kerry is vital to the local economy in South Kerry and this decision will come as a major shock to the general public and business community and it is critical that Transport Infrastructure Ireland carryout these works in the speediest possible timeframe" stated Councillor Cahill

"It is hugely important that the people of Cahersiveen and Iveragh are informed fully at an early date so that any alternative arrangements can be put in place" added Councillor Cahill.

Councillor Cahill also sought clarification on whether or not the road may be closed during the daytime. In response, Padraig Teahan confirmed that it was planned to close the road only at night time and that Emergency vehicles will also be accommodated.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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