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Wander Wild festival wants us to go green this Black Friday

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Wander Wild, Ireland’s great outdoor festival, is calling on Kerry people to support local and to turn Black Friday Green this November.

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The festival, which hopes to attract over 4,000 adventurers to Killarney next March, supports 32 local activity providers and over 30 other local suppliers from graphic designers to transport operators. The festival committee is encouraging people to support these local businesses and the local economy by purchasing gift vouchers for next year’s festival.
The unique adventure and wellness festival set in the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park will take place from 22-24th March 2024. The programme which will be officially launched in the coming weeks, has grown with new exciting additions for the body, mind and soul to be announced! .

Pat Chawke, Wander Wild Festival Chairperson, said, “The festival supports over 60 local businesses, the majority of which are small businesses, from one man operations upwards. Every booking and sale is so important to them and to our local economy. Wander Wild is about offering adventure and new experiences to visitors to Killarney - what better guides to have than locals. You can support them, their businesses and the festival by purchasing a gift voucher or by booking an activity for next year’s festival.”

So this Christmas, support local and pick up a Wander Wild gift voucher on wanderwildfestival.com.

Wander Wild Festival is sponsored by Nature Valley and supported by Fáilte Ireland, Kerry County Council and Killarney Chamber of Commerce.

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One way traffic system mooted for St Oliver’s National School

The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School. The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other […]

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The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School.

The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other statutory bodie. It is  understood that the system will be trialled at the beginning of the new school year in September.

The area is subject to serious traffic congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times every day.

Over 650 pupils and 80 staff attend the school every day. New housing developments in the area have added to traffic congestion.

Cllr Martin Grady has being pushing for enhanced road safety measures at the school since his co-option to the council in September 2023.

“The issue has worsened in recent years with Woodlawn, Rookery Road and Ballycasheen having more domestic property developments which brings with it more road activity,” Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I’ve seen first-hand several accidents occur when dropping and collecting my children from the school. It needs a safe solution by means of a drop off- pick up point or a traffic management system put in place.

“It is unfair on all stakeholders involved. I will keep working on this until results are achieved in the interest of everyone’s safety. “

The lack of urban school bus services, not just at St Oliver’s but at all schools is adding to Killarney’s traffic woes.

“I would like to see school bus services return for all students, in both urban and rural schools, this service was a massive loss, it would greatly reduce the volume of traffic on our roads and mitigate the risk of accidents and near misses,” added Cllr Grady.

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Planning rules “nonsensical in a housing crisis” Cllr Healy-Rae

A planning rule which prevents people from building houses on their own land next to major roads is being challenged by Cllr Maura Healy Rae. The current planning policy states […]

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A planning rule which prevents people from building houses on their own land next to major roads is being challenged by Cllr Maura Healy Rae.

The current planning policy states that any application house along national primary and national secondary roadways exiting from existing entrances will not be considered.
Healy-Rae says this problem is particularly acute in the Killarney Municipal District given the amount of national roadway surrounding the area with the N22, N71 and N72.
“It is nonsensical that where an individual is living at home and using an existing entrance, can’t be considered to build their own house and use existing entrance they are already using,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.
“How Transport Infrastructure Ireland can quantify this as additional traffic is preposterous. Given we are in a housing crisis, given all the challenges surrounding planning, given exorbitant house prices and the lack of affordable housing, it is ludicrous that this is a reason people are being refused planning.”
She called on Kerry County Council to write to the TII, the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Local Government requesting that the current blanket policy be lifted.
“It [the policy] has directly resulted in numerous planning applications being refused and even considered at the pre-planning stage,” she added.
Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has also raised the issue in Dáil Éireann.

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