By Michele Crean

An investment of €200,000 at five locations near Killarney National Park includes the completion of works to a number of parking areas and lay-bys near Killarney National Park on the Killarney-Kenmare Road.

“These works have improved parking facilities and access to trails including Dinis and the Cardiac Steps in Killarney National Park. These are some of the busiest parking areas used for accessing the National Park and it is imperative that we have safe and accessible infrastructure to allow people to enjoy and explore the National Park,” Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Councillor Brendan Cronin, said.

“This year has taught us the value of the outdoors and projects such as these, which improve and enhance access to outdoor infrastructure, are more important than ever.”

The works, involving an investment of €200,000 at five locations, were funded under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme of the Department of Rural and Community Development and were carried out in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).