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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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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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