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Launch of Ring of Beara Cycle in Kenmare. Pictured Matthew Sullivan and Ethan Brennan.

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THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on May 28 is saddling up to be a real family occasion. Following the success of last year’s event, children in national schools from third to sixth class will once again be taking part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town.

This event is run in conjunction with the cycle safety awareness programme running in local national schools on the lead up to the big day.

Joy Clifford, youth officer from Killarney Credit Union, said: “It is crucial to educate children on cycle safety from a young age as they are the cyclists of the future. It is also very important to encourage kids to participate in sport and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

Tomás O’Connor, from O'Connor Pyne & Co Accountants, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this great event again. Best of luck to all competitors on the day, and I’m sure they will enjoy the beauty of the area.”

The children’s cycle will start at 10am in Kenmare Square and follow a short 2km route around Kenmare town. A team of marshals will supervise the route and ensure the safety of all children who participate.

Mums and dads are welcome to join their children in this free fun event. Children participating in the event need to register from 9.15am in the marquee located in Kenmare Square.

This event is supported by O’Connor Pyne & Co Accountants and Killarney Credit Union (Kenmare branch).
 


 
Pictured above launching the Ring of Beara Cycle in Kenmare are Matthew Sullivan and Ethan Brennan.
PICTURE: MAREK HAJDASZ

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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