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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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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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