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Solution close for Madam’s Hill black spot

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Cllr Brendan Cronin insists that the construction of a roundabout at the junction of Madam’s Hill and the Tralee Road at Coolcorcoran is the only solution to traffic congestion in the area.

 

The notorious traffic blackspot, especially during the morning rush, is a source of much frustration for local motorists.

 

Traffic entering Killarney from the Tralee side backs up as far as the Kilcummin junction resulting in just over 1.3km of a queue every morning making it nearly impossible for traffic from Madam’s Hill to join the main road.

 

Just before Christmas, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) announced that €250k was being made available to fund works at the junction.

 

Kerry County Council confirmed at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting that various designs were under consideration before construction could start.

 

“Junction options including roundabouts have been developed but approach gradients are making Technical Standard Compliance difficult for some options,” said Kerry County Council’s Charlie O’Sullivan of the Roads, Transport and Marine Directorate.

 

In November 2016, residents from Aghadoe, Barleymount, and Ballyhar brought a deputation to the Council to outline their frustration in relation to traffic issues at the junction.

 

Cronin said: “I am backing a roundabout and won’t be backing anything else.”

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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