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Weather update from Kerry County Council

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There remains a lot of spot flooding and debris on the roads around the county this afternoon. Kerry County Council has been monitoring the situation around the county since early afternoon yesterday when a weather alert was issued by Met Eireann. There have been improvements in some areas while some additional roads have had to be closed due to flooding.

The situation countywide as of 12.30pm is as follows:

Killarney and Killorglin area:

In Killarney, the Knockeendubh to Coolcorcoran road remains closed.

The Foiladown road near Glenflesk is also closed but there is no issue with the main road at Glenflesk at present.

There is a lot of surface water on the N70 road at Cromane Cross and in places on the road between Killorglin and Milltown.

There is also a lot of water on the N71 road at Moll’s Gap and caution is advised there.

Take care too on the N72 between Killorglin and Killarney at Beaufort Bridge as well as at Ballydowney.

Greater Tralee area:

There is flooding on the Bog Road in Ballyheigue, at Carrahane in Banna and on the Cashen road near Ballyduff.

One lane of the left-hand lane of the Tralee bypass between the Rose roundabout and the Ballygarry roundabout remains closed this lunchtime.

Also on the N70 Castlemaine road out of Tralee caution is advised near Cúl Dídin nursing home at Skehanagh.

The message to motorists is to take care while travelling and to be aware of spot flooding on many roads.

Kerry County Council crews are on the ground monitoring the situation and we will provide further updates as the day progresses.

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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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