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Road closures ahead of Ring of Kerry – Plunkett St closed from 2pm Friday

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Locals and visitors will need to be aware of road closures in Killarney and along the Ring of Kerry route to facilitate the annual Ring of Kerry Cycle tomorrow.

Some road closures will come into effect from 2pm today.

Up to 6000 cyclists are expected to cycle the 175-kilometre route to raise money for charity and Kerry County Council has passed a temporary road closing order to allow the safe passage of the participants.

Plunkett Street, Killarney (from the Junction of Plunkett Street / Main St. to College Square) will be closed from 2.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. today (Friday).

The official start will take place on the Mission Road in Killarney on Saturday morning and this road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5.00am to 9.00am and again between 11.30am and 8.00pm on Saturday.

The main road between Fossa and Killorglin will close between 6.00am and 9.00 am with diversions via Faha , Listry and Miltown in place.
The eastbound lane of the Ring of Kerry route between Killorglin to Caragh Bridge  will close between 6.00 a.m. to 12 noon.

This closure will start at the Iveragh Road Roundabout via Iveragh Road, Tullig, Quaybaun and finishing at Caragh Bridge and a  one-way traffic diversion will be in place for traffic travelling eastbound from Caherciveen and Glenbeigh via Dooks, Cromane, Garraun and Castleconway. Traffic travelling westbound from Killorglin to Glenbeigh will remain on the N70.

The Sneem to Molls Gap road will close between 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. As will the Kenmare to Torc Waterfall section via Moll’s Gap.
The New Street Car Park will be closed from 7.00am from today,  July 5 until  to 8.00 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday).

There will be access to Killarney Plaza Hotel and other businesses in the Upper Section of the  New Street Car park on both days with limited parking spaces.

 

 

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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