« BackClaim Kilflynn is ‘caught in the middle’ between municipal districts of Tralee and Listowel

Kilflynn is “falling between two stools” between the municipal districts of Tralee and Listowel.

That’s according to local action group Kilflynn Community Together who led a deputation on the issue to the monthly meeting of Listowel Municipal District recently.

Chairperson of Kilflynn Community Together Mike Brady, accompanied by Aisling McElligott, brought a number of issues before Listowel Municipal District councilors.

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Mr Brady said there are concerns locally that some issues are falling between the cracks in terms of whether they should be dealt with by the Tralee or Listowel Municipal District.

He said speed through the village was of particular concern, road surfaces were poor and the local bridge was ‘atrocious’.

Mr Brady said Kilflynn is caught in the middle in a case of ‘if we ask Tralee, we’re told ask Listowel and visa-versa’.

He said people aren’t even sure who they should be voting for in local elections.

Fine Gael Cllr Aoife Thornton said Kilflynn’s situation wasn’t ‘satisfactory’ – a sentiment echoed by Sinn Féin Cllr Dianne Nolan.

Fine Gael Cllr Mike Kennelly said it seems Kilflynn is ‘caught between two stools’ while Fianna Fáil Cllr John Lucid remarked “it was incumbent [on them] as councilors” to resolve this.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Jimmy Moloney said a county-wide speed limit review was currently underway and Listowel MD would contact the operations office to see what could be done about reducing speed in Kilflynn.