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Three Killarney primary school pupils have had their artwork chosen for the 2019 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar.

Sixth class pupil Ciara O’Donoghue, from Loughguittane NS, has had her art work selected for the month of August while sixth class pupil James Neeson from St Oliver’s NS will represent September,and Áine O’Sullivan, who is in fifth class at Lissivigeen NS, will have her piece of art displayed next December.

A total of 400 entries went sent in by primary school pupils from around the county, which is hosted annual by the local authority.

 

Charlie O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive, Kerry County Council this week presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary schools in Kerry with a copy of the 2019 Road Safety Calendar, featuring their artwork and a ‘Road Safety Pack’ from the Road Safety Authority. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Norma Foley presented individual prizes to the winning pupils.

 

Pupils were invited to enter a picture containing a road safety message and the winners were selected for inclusion in the calendar by a judging panel.

 

Cathaoirleach Foley congratulated each of the pupils on their wonderful drawings and said that “the standard of the competition is extremely high, and it is great to know that these pupils, through their drawings, are contributing to raising awareness of road safety throughout the county”.

 

Co-ordinator of the event, Michelle Mullane, Staff Officer, Operations, Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, was delighted with all the entries.

“We had over 400 entries from schools around Kerry,” she said.

“It is fantastic that the teachers and pupils got so strongly involved, and it is my hope that each pupil who took part will have an increased awareness of road safety as a result.”

 

The 2019 Road Safety Calendar will be available to download from Kerry County Council’s website: www.kerrycoco.ie.

 

 

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

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There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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