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WORK on the first phrase of a route on the main Tralee-Dingle road is expcted to commence in July.
Kerry County Council has today published the tender notice for the construction of the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp road improvement scheme.
The route, approximately 4km in length on the main Tralee-Dingle road, is the first phase of the construction of the N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road Improvement Scheme.
The road project – on the main artery into and out of the Dingle Peninsula - was approved by An Bord Pleanála in November 2014, but was delayed due to a legal challenge to that decision which was initiated by An Taisce. Following the conclusion to the High Court proceedings in December 2015, Transport Infrastructure Ireland announced funding of €4 million to facilitate the commencement of the land acquisition and construction of this much-needed scheme.
It is expected that construction of the Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp scheme will commence in July 2016 and will take approximately 18 months to complete. The scheme includes a cycleway/pedestrian facility and will be consistent with the recently improved section on the N86 between Annascaul and Gortbreagoge.
It is expected that, subject to availability of funding, the construction of the remainder of this scheme will be progressed in a number of phases over the coming years.
The cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy, welcomed the progress made in getting this phase of the works to tender stage and stated: “When complete this scheme will provide a much improved road between Camp and Dingle, resulting in improved road safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists, and will greatly improve access to the Dingle Peninsula which will benefit locals, the tourism industry and commercial activity in the area.”
Michael Nolan, CEO, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, stated: “We are hopeful that if additional funding is made available, the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme will be the first scheme of many towards upgrading the national secondary road network which access some of Ireland most recognised coastal locations. Not only is this scheme offering safety benefits, it also offers an attractive public amenity for all road users.”

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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