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Salmon swims to the fore in Lissivigeen

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RESIDENTS of Lissivigeen together with Killarney Looking Good/Killarney Tidy Towns volunteers were out in force to admire the area’s revamped roundabout this week.

Yvonne Quill, chairperson, Killarney Looking Good, said: “The Lissivigeen Roundabout has been relandscaped with the addition of a wonderful sculpture of a salmon as its focal point. The salmon sculpture connects with the nearby River Flesk, famous for its trout and salmon fishing. Additional planting will take place in the autumn to further enhance the roundabout.”
 


 
Front, Jess O'Sullivan, Roisin O'Sullivan, Cllr Michael Gleeson, Pat Sullivan, Eugene O'Keefe, Arthur O'Keefe, Oisin O'Sullivan; back, Yvonne Quill, Kathleen Gleeson, Christy Lehane, Kathleen Foley, Alice O'Sullivan, Michael Moynihan, Marie Shannon, Mayor Brendan Cronin, Mary Lehan, Paul O'Sullivan, Shirley O'Sullivan and Cian O'Sullivan. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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