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St Patrick’s Day parade will be ‘The Greatest Show’ ever

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The committee behind St Patrick’s Festival Cill Airne have been hard at work over the winter months preparing for this year’s festival.
And Chairperson Paul Sherry has just announced this year’s theme for the parade.
“This year we are celebrating ‘The Circus’ and all that it entails as the theme for our St Patrick’s Day Parade,” he said.
“Killarney and Kerry have a long association with the circus and has welcomed many different circuses to the town over the years.
“Our plans are to make this year’s parade ‘The Greatest Show’, we invite you to use your creative skills and imagination to interpret the theme with lots of colour, fun, and noise. This is a call to action for all participants, we want energy, creativity, imagination, humour, music and dance. Preparations are well underway so feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved in the parade or the festival.”
Paul put particular emphasis on the support received from local businesses and Kerry County Council.
“We would like to thank all our sponsors for last year, their support is critical, especially Kerry County Council, without their co-operation and financial support the festival and parade could not happen. New sponsorship opportunities are evolving and we are happy to meet with any sponsors to discuss.”
The festival is organised by a subcommittee of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, and together with the support of Kerry County Council and local volunteers, organises a full weekend of family friendly activities.
Further details are to follow in the coming weeks.
The festival can be contacted at stpatricksfestivalkillarney@gmail.com.

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

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. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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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.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

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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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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