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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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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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