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Stop go system for Upper Lewis Road to facilitate water repair works 

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Irish Water is to replace problematic watermains in Upper Lewis Road, Killarney to provide a more reliable water supply to the community.

A stop go system will be in place during the works replacing 300m of problematic watermains along the Upper Lewis Road, which will improve water quality for the community and reduce high levels of leakage.

The project will commence in late June and form part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The works, being carried out by Kerry County Council on behalf of Irish Water, are expected to be completed by the end of July.

The section of works will take place along the Upper Lewis Road from the Killarney bypass (N22) and continue 300m to the roundabout linking Upper Lewis Road and St Anne’s Road.

The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

“Replacing these old and problematic pipes in the Upper Lewis Road will bring an all-round improvement to water quality for the local community," Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water, explained.

"The old pipes had a history of bursting, so the new ones will reduce the drinking water lost and reduce maintenance on the water network in the area.

“There may be some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice beforehand.

"The N22 is a busy road, and we are expecting some traffic delays while we carry out the works in that area. As the water mains on the Upper Lewis Road had a history of bursting, traffic delays were frequent while repair works were carried out. By strengthening the network, this should not be an issue in the future.
We understand that road works and water outages can be inconvenient, but our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to local communities as we continue to improve the water supply in County Kerry and progress the National Leakage Reduction Programme.”

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website or set your location on our website www.water.ie

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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