Signage To Be Erected As Council Aims To Get Damaged Sea Wall Repaired

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The damage to part of the walkway near Cockleshell Road caused in early January.

KERRY County Council will repair the sea wall between Cockleshell Road and the Spa if the OPW does not fund the repairs after the damage caused by a storm back in January.

Storm Eleanor caused damage to a popular part of the North Kerry Way just outside Tralee, which was used regularly by leisure walkers. Parts of the underside of the wall were washed away by the storm.

Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley brought forward a motion at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday to ensure that the various stakeholders that market and promote the North Kerry Way be informed that the section is currently closed due to the damage.

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Cllr Foley asked that signage be erected at the end of Cockleshell Road and at Cuckoo Lane, The Spa, to alert and prevent the public from accessing the stretch of the walkway. She also asked that funding be sourced to permanently repair the damage.

In reply, Council management said a Minor Works application to the OPW has been prepared and submitted for the repair of the sea wall.

They are meeting with the OPW engineering staff on March 13  to raise the issue of funding. In they are not successful, it is proposed to carry out the work from their own resources.

Tralee Municipal District will arrange for appropriate signage to be erected and will ensure that the stakeholders are informed.

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