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Ring of Kerry to close to traffic at Castlecove 

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By Sean Moriarty

Motorists are being advised that the Ring of Kerry road will be closed in both directions between Caherdaniel and Castlecove for long periods of time between late November and up to March 2022.

The move is to facilitate road works at an area known locally as Brackaharagh.

As a result it will not be possible to fully circumnavigate the Ring of Kerry on the dates and times the works are taking place.

“It is proposed that the N70 National Secondary Road [will close] from the entrance to O’Carroll’s Cove beach, for a distance of approximately 1.3km, to a point 100m East of the junction between the N70 and Local Road L11603,” said a Kerry County Council spokesperson.

The Ring of Kerry will be closed at this location from November 24 until December 22 on Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 1.30pm and from 3.30pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 3pm.

It will close again on January 4 until March 16 on Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and from 3.30pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 3pm.

“The purpose of the road closure is to facilitate the construction of the N70 Brackaharagh Road Project,” added the spokesperson. “Access will remain open for residents within the extents of the road closure and emergency vehicles. An alternative route will be clearly signposted.”

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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