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Time to get on your bikes as new 750m Killarney cycleway opens

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Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin, officially opened the Muckross Road to Ross Road Cycleway, adding a key link to the town’s cycling and pedestrian pathways.

AND IT'S OPEN: Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Brendan Cronin officially opened the Muckross Road to Ross Road Cycleway adding a key link to the town’s cycling and pedestrian pathways. From left: Eileen O'Donoghue (Killarney Municipal District Officer) Cllr. Niall O'Callaghan Cllr. Niall Kelleher Cllr. Marie Moloney Cllr. Donal Grady Kathleen Gleeson Michael Gleeson Cllr Maura Healy Fr. Niall Howard Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr. Brendan Cronin Angela McAllen (Municipal District Manager) John Ahern (Engineer Killarney Municipal District) Daniel Canty (Construction). Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

ON YOUR BIKE! Recently retired councillor Michael Gleeson on his bike on the new cycleway which was recently opened.

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The scheme, which was constructed by Daniel Canty, under the supervision of Killarney Municipal District Engineers John Ahern and Stephen Sheehan, started in November 2020 and despite stoppages due to COVID, has finished in time for the summer season.

The 750m cycleway joins the Ross Road and Muckross Road, in an off-road, safe route, funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and the National Transport Authority under their Active Travel Measures scheme.

The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Cronin, welcomed the development of the route, praising all those who had been involved in driving this project to completion.

“It is a project that has been on the agenda for quite some time, and significant work has been carried out by the Elected Members, Council officials and local communities in making it a reality,” he said. “I want to pay tribute to everyone involved in bringing it from the drawing board to official opening." Councillor Cronin acknowledged the input of former Councillor Michael Gleeson who was in attendance at the opening.

“Over the past 18 months, with the various restrictions due to COVID, the ability for people to be able to go out for a cycle or a walk has been critical for their well-being. The development of such a key outdoor recreation project is crucial for the town and we look forward to being able to further continue the development of such dedicated cycleways and pathways.”

Municipal District Manager, Angela McAllen also praised all those who have been involved in the project, and pointed to the importance of having such projects shovel-ready in terms of design and planning, to be able to take advantage when national funding for projects such as these become available.

“This is a key link between the Muckross and Kenmare estates, and with fantastic views along the river, it is something that young and old can enjoy in a safe, vehicle-free setting,” she said. “We are committed to improving the cycling and walking provision for residents and visitors to this county, in keeping with the objectives of the County Development Plan and the desire for greater access for all ages.”

Fr Niall Howard finished with a blessing as part of the opening and acknowledged the importance of a quiet space for walking and cycling.

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AND IT'S OPEN: Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Brendan Cronin officially opened the Muckross Road to Ross Road Cycleway adding a key link to the town’s cycling and pedestrian pathways. From left: Eileen O'Donoghue (Killarney Municipal District Officer) Cllr. Niall O'Callaghan Cllr. Niall Kelleher Cllr. Marie Moloney Cllr. Donal Grady Kathleen Gleeson Michael Gleeson Cllr Maura Healy Fr. Niall Howard Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr. Brendan Cronin Angela McAllen (Municipal District Manager) John Ahern (Engineer Killarney Municipal District) Daniel Canty (Construction). Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

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Rock Road closed inbound Wednesday and Thursday

Rock Road closed inbound Wednesday and Thursday this week Motorists can expect delays in the Rock Road area of Killarney on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The inbound lane from […]

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Rock Road closed inbound Wednesday and Thursday this week

Motorists can expect delays in the Rock Road area of Killarney on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The inbound lane from Rock Road’s junction with St Joseph’s and St Margaret’s Road is closed to the junction with New Road.

The road is closed to facilitate ESB works on Rock Road and O’Kelly’s Villas.

Diversion routes are clearly signposted.

Outbound traffic is unaffected but care is advised while driving through the works.

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New Fexco partnership to create 75 jobs

Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025. The Fexco Managed Services […]

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Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025.

The Fexco Managed Services and TEKenable partnership will see both organisations co-invest in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Products and Salesforce Cloud Solutions and Services aimed at improving their collective customers end-to-end experience across both Irish and UK markets.

This partnership combines TEKenable’s experience in providing Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancy, development, and support services to their customers, with Fexco’s experience of premium operational delivery, customer management and process optimisation experts. This partnership will also see the creation of 75 new jobs by 2025, with roles created within Digital Customer Experience, Predictive Customer Behaviour Analysis, and Automation & Operational Efficiency services.

“This partnership will help us build on our collective strengths, and deliver the perfect blend of premium operational expertise, support, and resources to maximise the potential of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in improving our customers’ digital end to end experience,” Martin Ryan, Managing Director of Fexco Managed Services and Advisory Services, said.

“This will see us and TEKenable collaborate across multiple sectors and reinforce our position as trusted advisors who deliver transformative services for our clients.”

TEKenable was founded in 2002 by Nick Connors and Peter Rose is an innovative technology company focused on delivering digital services through Low Code platforms to medium and large-scale enterprises in Ireland, UK and EMEA.

Nick Connors, Managing Director with TEKenable added that “this partnership will see us work with Fexco Managed Services to bring solutions, products and services offerings that will fundamentally change the end-to-end experience of both our customers, and their customers”.

“We predict that we will see growth from a combination of existing and new clients over the coming three years.”

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