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The swing bridge at Lohercannan will be closed on Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm to facilitate repairs.

Road Closed For Repairs To Canal Swing Bridge On Saturday Morning

November 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re thinking of using the road from Lohercannon out to Dingle tomorrow morning then you need to be aware of this. Kerry County Council have issued a notice “advising that essential maintenance and repairs are to be carried out on the canal swing bridge at Hare Street, Lohercannon, on […]

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‘A LINE OF CONES WON’T STOP A SPEEDING CAR, BUT YOU CAN’
Council launches campaign to improve safety at roadworks sites
 
Kerry County Council has launched a new campaign to promote awareness of the responsibilities of motorists approaching or driving past roadworks which are underway on the county’s roads. 
 
Dangerous driving at roadworks where a one-lane system or diversions are in place can endanger the safety and lives of council staff or those contracted to carry out works on behalf of Kerry County Council.
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A LINE OF CONES WON’T STOP A SPEEDING CAR, BUT YOU CAN’
Council launches campaign to improve safety at roadworks sites
 
Kerry County Council has launched a new campaign to promote awareness of the responsibilities of motorists approaching or driving past roadworks which are underway on the county’s roads. 
 
Dangerous driving at roadworks where a one-lane system or diversions are in place can endanger the safety and lives of council staff or those contracted to carry out works on behalf of Kerry County Council.

The awareness campaign is aimed at reminding motorists of the need to approach roadworks with care, to drive past roadworks slowly and carefully and to heed advisory signage and the presence of traffic cones at roadworks locations.

Safety Officer with Kerry County Council, Tim O’Sullivan said motorists should observe four simple principles when approaching roadworks: Adhere to the speed limit on display; follow the temporary road signage in place; stay alert for roadworkers and machinery; and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

“At any given time, there are multiple road repair and maintenance works taking place around the county with varying numbers of workers at different locations. To all intents and purposes, these working location constitute the workplace of those individuals and they are entitled to carry out their work in a safe environment.

“Part of ensuring that these workplaces are safe involves the cooperation of motorists. It is understandable that delays caused by roadworks can lead to frustration, but we are asking drivers to drive past roads workers as if they were family members. They might not be the driver’s family, but they are someone’s.

“A significant problem can be motorists breaking red lights at roadworks where temporary traffic lights are in place. This endangers the safety of the motorist themselves, other road-users and those working on the site and should never be done.

“With the patience and cooperation of all road-users, we can ensure that motorists and workers alike avoid accidents, injury or worse. So, our main message is: A line of cones won’t stop a speeding car, but you can,” he added.
 
The publicity campaign will take place on Kerry County Council’s social media accounts over the coming weeks.
 
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Campaign Launched To Help Stop Dangerous Driving At Roadworks

November 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has launched a new campaign to promote awareness of the responsibilities of motorists approaching or driving past roadworks which are underway on the county’s roads. Dangerous driving at roadworks where a one-lane system or diversions are in place can endanger the safety and lives of council staff […]

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Councillors Approve 21 Unit Housing Estate For Ballyrickard

Councillors Approve 21 Unit Housing Estate For Ballyrickard

November 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS in Tralee Municipal District today gave the go-ahead for a new local authority estate at Ballyrickard. The development will consist of 21 housing units of 15 three-bedroom houses and six four-bedroom homes, access road, parking, services, landscaping and associated works. It will be located at a greenfield site north […]

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Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants

Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants

November 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process opens on Wednesday, November 6 for projects and activities taking place in 2020. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Monday 16th December 2020. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and […]

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€500,000 For Leader Programme Projects In Kerry

€500,000 For Leader Programme Projects In Kerry

October 23, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 in additional funding for Kerry under the Leader programme. Kerry has been ranked top of a list of counties which are most advanced in delivering the Leader programme by the Department of Rural and Community […]

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Library Hosts 120th Anniversary Of Local Elections Exhibition

Library Hosts 120th Anniversary Of Local Elections Exhibition

October 22, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW exhibition titled “The 120th Anniversary of the First Local Elections” will be on display at Tralee Library from Monday, October 21 to Saturday, November 2 during library opening hours. Local authorities are marking the 120th anniversary of the first local elections in 2019 and which were held in […]

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Council Publishes New Guidelines For Shopfronts

Council Publishes New Guidelines For Shopfronts

October 21, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has today (Monday) published new guidelines to ensure best practice for retailers and their design advisors when considering shopfronts in the county. The details of the new guidelines were presented to councillors at today’s meeting of Kerry County Council. Kerry’s vernacular shopfronts are a core element of […]

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At the signing of a Certificate of Partnership between the German Irish Chamber of Commerce and Tralee Chamber Alliance on Tuesday, l-r: Ralf Lissek (German Irish Chamber), Ambassador Deike Potzel and Ken Tobin, Chief Exeuctive of Tralee Chamber Alliance.

Chamber Strengthens Links With German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

September 25, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

STRENGTHENING the social, business and economic links between Kerry and Germany was central to a visit on Tuesday to Tralee by the German Ambassador to Ireland and the chief executive of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Deike Potzel was welcomed to the offices of Kerry County Council and also […]

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The Ivy Terrace/Princes Street junction.

Cllr Wants Better Signage To Direct People To Town Centre

September 7, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has asked the Council to erect signage at a busy junction to direct traffic and the public to the town centre. Cllr Mikey Sheehy said he had spoken to businesses and they said there is no signage tag the junction of Prince’s St. and Ivy Terrace telling […]

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A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

July 24, 2019 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is providing householders in the county wishing to dispose of old mattresses with the opportunity to do so on Saturday, August 10. Clean, dry mattresses will be accepted at the North Kerry Landfill at Muingnaminane near Tralee between 9am and 3pm and for no charge. Deposits from […]

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Kerry County Council Publishes Annual Report For 2018

Kerry County Council Publishes Annual Report For 2018

July 15, 2019 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has today published its annual report for 2018. The report is a comprehensive record of the work and achievements of the local authority during last year and sets out the infrastructural improvements, service delivery and investment in projects and initiatives achieved in the year against the backdrop […]

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Many Tralee Groups To Benefit From Community Enhancement Programme

Many Tralee Groups To Benefit From Community Enhancement Programme

June 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE area groups and organisations are among the 69 projects countywide to benefit from over €142,000 in funding for community projects in Kerry under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2019. Funding under this programme in Kerry was targeted at age-friendly and healthy community initiatives and projects and initiatives in keeping […]

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Rathmore Man Is New Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council

Rathmore Man Is New Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council

June 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council was elected this morning at the first meeting of the newly elected Council, following last month’s local elections. Rathmore native Cllr Niall Kelliher — who now lives in Headford, Killarney — was chosen at the meeting at County Buildings in Tralee.  First elected in […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Here’s What The New Kerry County Council Looks Like

May 27, 2019 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

NOW that the dust has settled after a hectic weekend, the 33 councillors who will meet at Kerry County Council on June 7 has been decided. Fianna Fáil is now the largest party with 10 seats, up one from the 2014 local elections. Fine Gael did not have a good […]

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Don’t Close Dale Road To Two-Way Traffic Says Local Election Candidate

Don’t Close Dale Road To Two-Way Traffic Says Local Election Candidate

May 22, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A CANDIDATE in the upcoming local elections has called for the Council to rethink closing a 2.2km stretch of the Tralee-Ballybunion Road to two-way traffic from the end of this month. Aontú Candidate in the Listowel Electoral Area, Sonny Foran, called for a Council to halt the proposed traffic diversion […]

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Artists Avail Of Mentoring Sessions At Kerry County Council

Artists Avail Of Mentoring Sessions At Kerry County Council

May 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

MENTORING sessions for visual artists in Kerry have been taking place this week at County Buildings in Tralee. Developed by Creative Ireland Kerry and Local Enterprise Office Kerry, the high level of demand from artists for the initiative has resulted in the original offer of meetings over a two-day period, […]

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New €11m Road To Improve Connectivity Between Tralee And South Kerry

New €11m Road To Improve Connectivity Between Tralee And South Kerry

April 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 3.5km road between Milltown and Killorglin which was opened today provides an improved road surface and shorter journey times for approximately 7,000 vehicles per day. The N70 Kilderry Bends Improvement Scheme was officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan […]

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Kerry County Council To Mark World Curlew Day

Kerry County Council To Mark World Curlew Day

April 16, 2019 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

COMMUNITIES, schools, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Kerry County Council are joining forces to mark World Curlew Day 2019, which takes place on Easter Sunday, April 21. This worldwide initiative which aims to raise awareness of and celebrate these iconic and charismatic birds was the brainchild of Dr […]

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Pictured from left are Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council, Cllr. Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Nicky and Anne McAuliffe from Castleisland and Cllr. Mike Gleeson from Killarney at a civic reception held by Kerry County Council to honour Nicky and Anne's dedicated service to the teaching of traditional music of Sliabh Luachra to many hundreds of students. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Nicky And Anne Honoured For Contribution To Music In Kerry

April 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A MARRIED couple who have made an enormous contribution to traditional music in the county were honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council on Monday. Nicky and Anne McAuliffe were present for the occasion where Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, outlined their importance to the […]

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New Scheme Aims To Reduce Number Of Vacant Properties In Tralee Town

New Scheme Aims To Reduce Number Of Vacant Properties In Tralee Town

April 11, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW grant-based incentive scheme which aims to reduce the number of vacant properties in Tralee town centre has been launched by Kerry County Council. The Business Incentive Scheme is designed to encourage both landlords and new or aspiring business owners or leasers to occupy vacant premises by offering a […]

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Fionnbar Walsh and Elma Walsh joined by Kerry County Council Chief Executive Moira Morrell, Cllr John Joe Culloty and Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley.

Fionnbar And Elma Walsh Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council today hosted a Civic Reception to honour the work of Fionnbar and Elma Walsh and the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation. At a reception at County Buildings in Tralee, the legacy of Donal Walsh and the work being done by his parents to promote his message of positivity […]

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Kerry County Council Wins Silver Award For The Mall Shared Space

Kerry County Council Wins Silver Award For The Mall Shared Space

February 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council accepted a silver award for Best Disability Access & Inclusion Initiative for The Mall shared space in Tralee, at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards on Saturday night. The 2019 winners of the awards were announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 9 in Croke Park Stadium. Kerry […]

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Front Row, L-R: Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley,Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Niamh O’Shea, Chairperson, Kerry Irish Hotels Federation. Standing (Representing the following Hotels and Guest Houses in County Kerry) L-R: Mark Sullivan – The Rose Hotel, Anne Marie Collins - International Killarney, Donal Liston - Ballybunion Community Forum, Siobhan Ní Mathúna – The Meadowlands, Maurice O’Donoghue – The Brehon, Emer Corridon – Cahernane House, Thys Vogels – Ballygarry House Hotel, Heather Mac Iver - The Meadowlands, Helen Woods Heaton and Brian Heaton – Castlewood House, Sheila O’Callaghan – The Lake Hotel, Ruth O’Sullivan – Manor West Hotel, Padraig McGillicuddy – Ballygarry House Hotel, Joan McCarthy - Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council

Celebrating A Great Month For Tourism Interests In Kerry

February 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of representatives from the hospitality industry in Kerry joined Kerry County Council in celebrating a number of recent accolades won for the countty. The Irish Independent readers recently voted Kerry as their No. 1 Home Holiday Destination in its 2019 Reader Travel Awards. Kerry has been picking up […]

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Cathaoirleach Cllr Norma Foley and Deputy Chief Executive, Charlie O’Sullivan with the winners of the annual Road Safety Calendar competition hosted by Kerry County Council.

Primary School Pupils Highlight Road Safety In Calendar

December 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  PRIMARY school pupils from around the county have used their artistic skills to highlight and promote road safety through their winning submissions to the 2019 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition which is hosted annual by the local authority. Charlie O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive, Kerry County Council this […]

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At the launch of the 2019 Community Support Fund at the Killorglin Area Services Centre on Thursday, l-r: Cllr Damian Quigg, Moira Murrell (Chief Executive), Cllr John Joe Culloty (Leas Cathaoirleach), Cllr Michael O’Shea, Cllr Bobby O’Connell, Niamh O’Sullivan (Head of Community Unit, Kerry County Council)

€3m Invested In 1,200 Projects In Kerry Through Community Support Fund

November 30, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has now issued a call for funding applications for the 2019 Community Support Fund which is offering a further  €750,000 to community-based projects and initiatives in Kerry over the coming year. Since its establishment in 2015, the Fund has provided funding of €3m to community groups and […]

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At the Official opening of The N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme, Dingle Peninsula, Co.Kerry was opened today by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, and Kerry TD, Brendan Griffin, also included is Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), Paul Moran.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***ISSUED 27/11/2018

Minister Officially Opens Upgraded Sections Of Tralee-Dingle Road

November 27, 2018 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO newly upgraded sections of the N86 national secondary road on the Dingle Peninsula have been officially opened on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD. The opening of the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme marks the […]

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Work On Tralee-Dingle Road At Gleann Na Gealt Could Start In Early 2019

Work On Tralee-Dingle Road At Gleann Na Gealt Could Start In Early 2019

November 23, 2018 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council (KCC) is currently finalising the tender process for major resurfacing works on the N86 Tralee to Dingle Road at Gleann na Gealt, Camp, according to Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has confirmed that Minister Griffin received […]

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The Work of Professional Artists were exhibited at Department of Culture, Heritage, & the Gaeltacht, Government Buildings, Killarney at Culture night in Killarney, At the opening of the exhibition  were, Artists Martine Moriarty, left, Rebecca Carroll, Kerry County Council Arts Officer Kate Kennelly and Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley. Culture Night coinsided with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland who opened their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year. .Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants Awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

THE Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2019. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Thursday, December 13 2018. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate […]

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Opening Of New Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant

Opening Of New Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant

November 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Water and Kerry County Council today marked the official opening of the Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant. This €30 million upgrade to improve treatment facilities, ensures a safe and secure water supply for almost half the population of Co Kerry. Over 62,000 people and an estimated 1.2m tourists […]

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Tree Planted To Commemorate Extension Of Parliamentary Suffrage To Women

Tree Planted To Commemorate Extension Of Parliamentary Suffrage To Women

October 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A TREE has been planted in the grounds of County Buildings in Tralee by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council to mark the centenary of the extension of parliamentary suffrage to women in 1918. Cllr Norma Foley planted the oak tree at Áras an Chontae this afternoon to mark the […]

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