Around the districts: Glenbeigh/Glencar, Gneeveguilla, Kilcummin, Kilgarvan, Killorglin and Listry


by Kerry Hedge Cutting

A Kerry County Councilor has again called for an emergency meeting regarding the Ring of Kerry road. “I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I have again asked Kerry County Council to submit another request for an emergency meeting with Transport Infrastructure Ireland in relation to the provision of a budget annual hedge cut for the Ring of Kerry road, said Fianna Fáil Councilor Michael Cahill at a recent meeting of Kerry County Council.

Councilor Cahill has organized deputations and submitted numerous Notices of Motions to Kerry County Council over the years in an effort to ensure the magnificent views on Ireland’s premier tourist route are visible to the tens of thousands of visitors who vacation in Kerry every year.

“The regular trimming of hedges throughout the season is necessary so that people can easily experience the magnificent natural beauty of our county. But also, as the road is quite narrow over large stretches, safety concerns would dictate that protruding growths are regularly removed,” said the Rossbeigh-based adviser.

“I have had many complaints from Kerry bus and coach operators about broken mirrors etc over the years and this is not acceptable. I have also had many complaints from companies in Cahersiveen, Glenbeigh and Kells and very many members of the public in Iveragh and across South Kerry,” an angry Cahill councilor said.

“An annual budget would ensure that a regular hedge trimming service could be put in place, with specialist equipment for deep cutting overgrowth on cliffs etc. said Councilman Cahill.

“I have been lobbying Kerry County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland for some time to source specialist long reach deep cut equipment to deal with a number of scenic spots in the county including areas from Mountain Stage, in order to reach exits, trees and other shrubs rooted along the cliff, below road level. If these trees and shrubs etc are pruned back to road level in March some will have grown back by May to prevent the fantastic views we are rightly boasting of,’ Councilor Cahill said.

“It is not a simple hedge trimmer, as many trees and shrubs grow under the edge of the cliff”; said the South Kerry councillor. “The Ring of Kerry is Ireland’s premier tourist route which requires special treatment, including specialist equipment. We have a world-class scenic coastline that other counties would love to have. It is therefore vitally important that we ensure that our spectacular landscapes can continue to be seen by visitors and locals alike, as it is the backbone of our tourism industry,” added Councilor Cahill.

That Kerry County Council submit a further request for an emergency meeting with Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the provision of an annual hedge trimming budget for the Ring of Kerry road. This is Ireland’s premier tourist route and should be treated accordingly showing its magnificent views to the tens of thousands of visitors who holiday in our county each year from all over the world.

Answer: This is a question for the members to resolve. In terms of context, the Ring of Kerry Road forms part of the National Secondary Roads Network. The maintenance of these routes is funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland through the annual ordinary maintenance allowance. A sum of €421,519 has been allocated to Kerry County Council this year to maintain 345km of secondary trunk road across the county. It was previously advised that these sums are insufficient to adequately maintain the national secondary network in the County.

However, the level of funding provided by the TII for routine national secondary maintenance has remained unchanged over the past 3 years. However, as noted above, the budget is limited and is also needed to fund other aspects of road network maintenance and repair, such as pavement and drainage maintenance.

The TII can provide additional maintenance funding for the upkeep of the national road network through its defect management system. In this regard, Council in April requested €29,500 in additional maintenance funding specifically for hedge trimming, drainage and repair work to minor surface defects on sections of the Ring of Kerry road. TII approval of this funding request is awaited.


Congratulations to Adrienne Brosnan, Keelnabrack, Glenbeigh and Jonathan Lyne, Killarney who were recently married at St. James’s Church, Glenbeigh. Blessings of God, health and happiness to you both.


Sympathy is extended to the loved ones of Donal Griffin, Rossbeigh Road, Glenbeigh, who recently passed away. May Donald rest in peace.


Lotto GAA

There was no winning last week lotto numbers drawn were 3,7,17,30. The lucky winners were €40 Finnegan Family Ballycallane, €40 Shella + Liam Gneeveguilla, €30 Siobhan + Denis Knocknagree, €30 Brenda Murphy Renasup, €20 Diarmuid O Leary Annual Ticket. Next week’s jackpot €10,600, thank you for your continued support.


Kilcummin looks good

Kilcummin Looking Good is guaranteed to look good over the next few months after receiving a grant through the Community Activity Fund 2021, Kerry County Council and the Department of Rural & Community Development. The €800 granted will ensure that the local area of ​​Kilcummin is maintained at the highest possible standard. The total award for Kerry was €284,817. Kilcummin Looking Good would like to express their sincere thanks to Kerry County Council for awarding this grant.

Lotto Mastergeeha FC

There were two winners on Friday July 1, 2022 of the €5,800 Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1,11,17,21. Congratulations to Eugie Lane, Lyreatough and Caroline Hurley, White Bridge Manor. The next draw will take place on Friday July 8, 2022, for a jackpot of €2,000.

Community games

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed at An Ríocht Castleisland. A big shout out to Sean O’Leary who won gold in the ball throw and who will represent Kerry in the All Ireland Final at Carlow in August.


Church News

Eucharistic Adoration continues every Wednesday from 6:15 p.m., the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m. Hockey: Kudos to Michelle O’Connell/Brien, Churchground, Kilgarvan, who recently featured for Ireland in the Women’s Over-50 Internationals on home soil. The tournament was held in England and includes the countries of Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland. Ireland placed 2nd in the competition. In the 1st game, Ireland lost against Wales, drew with Scotland in the 2nd game and beat England in the 3rd game. Michelle got playing time in all three games and earned three caps as a result. Kilgarvan Show: The Kilgarvan Show will take place on Sunday 31 July. There will be arts and crafts competitions, Goldspeed Munster dog championships, sheep competitions, dog competitions, children’s sports, photography, sheep shearing demonstrations, magician shows , Balloon Making, Free Face Paint, Bonnie Baby, Best Dressed Lady/Gent/Grannie. Full bar and catering, raffle. Entry forms for all categories can be downloaded from then go to the downloads tab and 2022 entry forms. Or you can phone 087 624 3990 or 087 983 6098 for more ample information.


The puck is back

Join us to launch Puck 2022 on Saturday 16th July in Killorglin Square from 8pm. The celebrations begin with a ‘Bar Tenders Race’ followed by Dan Tim O’Sullivan, from Kerry, who will kick off the countdown to Puck 2022. Weather permitting, the launch will take place outdoors with an after party to Francie Sheehans. everyone is welcome


Youthful update

The U11s took on Churchill at Allman Park on Thursday in Stage 2 of the county league go games. We fielded 2 teams and both played very well. The U9s traveled to Listowel on Sunday morning to take on Listowel Emmets. Listry fielded 2 teams and played very well.

The U7s played Beaufort at Allman Park on Sunday morning with some super skills on display. The U10 girls played Fossa on Sunday morning at Allman Park. A large number of girls were present and all of them played very well.

Schedule for the week ahead: MD O Sheas U15 East Kerry League Div 1 Rd 4Keel / Listry V Dr Crokes at Allman Park on Wednesdays at 7.30pm Div 5 Rd 3Keel / Listry V Scartaglin at Allman Park on Thursdays at 7pm Please support our juveniles .

Weekly lotto results

Numbers drawn 13, 17, 19, 27 €100: Frances and Josephine Jennings €50 x 2: Tulip. Roman Gallagher. €25 x 2: Saidbh Reidy, Tim Scannell. Next Sunday Jackpot €4,650

Junior League Champions

Congratulations to the Listry Senior B team and management, winners of the Div.1 Junior / Development Co.league last Saturday at Ballymacelligott Gaa Grounds Full Time ScoreListry B 0.11Austin Stacks 1-6

SFL Division 1 Round 11

The Listry Senior team will face John Mitchells away on Friday July 8 at 7:30 p.m. All support is welcome.

Senior Championship quarter-final

Good luck to Niamh Broderick, the team and management of Kerry LGFA on Saturday 9th July Kerry -v- Armagh at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park Tullamore. Launch at 5 p.m.

All Ireland Semi-Final

Good luck to Kerry Senior Football Team and Management against Dublin on Sunday July 10th.

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