A further two weeks are being set aside for the planning hearings into the controversial South Kerry Greenway - mainly to allow the process to hear from farmers objecting to the route selection and to the Compulsory Purchase mechanism.
Kerry County Council has begun to outline its application for a greenway cycle and walkway through small farms and towns along the old railway line skirting the N70 Ring of Kerry in south Kerry, which was announced in 2014, but which has still to be constructed.
The hardy monks used to winter in Ballinskelligs. They’d come in from the Rock as the weather turned nasty at the darkest time of year. And then, when the Skellig could no longer be inhabited at all, they moved lock, stock and barrel into Ballinskelligs and established an abbey.
The Killarney St Patrick’s Day parade promises to be ‘The Greatest Show’ with a showstopping circus theme. The parade, which starts at 2pm, is part of a now week-long festival. Landmarks such as Ross Castle glimpsed from Flesk Bridge and St Mary’s Cathedral will turn green for several days.
There is “palpable anger” amongst the community in Ballinskelligs in south Kerry at the decision by An Bord Pleanala to overturn planning permission for a 48-bedroom hotel as part of a major revamp of the landmark Cable O'Leary's.
Landslides, flooded roads, and major bridges which were impassable for the first time in recent memory were recorded in Kerry after torrential rainfall in coastal and mountainous areas overnight on Monday and for most of yesterday.
LIKELY to be chased as a trophy Killarney purchase, as either a hotel with further potential, or as an extraordinary private residence once more, is the 38-bedroomed Victorian timepiece Cahernane House Hotel, on the Muckross Road in Killarney.
WE continue on the L4911, crossing scenic Cappul Bridge at the head of Ardgroom Harbour. We are immediately in wild country, Tooreennamna and Tooth mountains behind us and the Iveragh mountains across Kenmare River, ahead. After 0.5km, we pass an unpaved roadway going left, with a yellow Beara Way waymark. We could make the nearby parking space our trailhead, shortening the walk by 2km.