By Sean Moriarty


Kerry County Council has allocated a grant of €40,000 to improve the surface of town centre laneways.


The funding was revealed at the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting where Cllr Donal Grady questioned the condition of Well Lane South in the town centre.


“Bins are being left out on the lane leading to this area being in a deplorable condition,” he told the meeting.


However, Killarney Town Engineer John Ahern warned that the allocated funding was only available to allow resurfacing works and other operations (like the bins) would need cooperation from landowners and business owners on the laneway that leads from Main Street to the Beech Road car park.


“It needs the involvement of Killarney Looking Good, the Chamber of Commerce and businesses as the funds allocated is for surfacing,” Mr Ahern said. “The overall appearance of this particular laneway requires upgrading and will require buy-in from all the various stakeholders.”