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Surfaces areas on roads around Killarney National Park are reminiscent of dirt roads of Kenya, 40 years ago.

Tom McEllistrim

The monthly meeting of Kerry County Council heard the claim from Councillor Tom McEllistrim who brought forward a motion calling surface areas in the vicinity to be addressed.

Cllr McEllistrim said the state of the roads around the National Park was appauling as they were littered with potholes.

He said a recent visitor to the area had brought the issue to his attention – the visitor remarking the state of the roads reminded him of rallying on the dirt roads of Kenya, 40 years ago.

Kerry Independent Alliance Cllr Michael Gleeson said he had climbed Torc last Sunday.

He said manoeuvring between the potholes along these roads was similar to football training he did as a young man, weaving in and out between the cones.

Cllr Gleason said while upgrade works carried out by trustees in recent times were commendable, more support is needed to improve the infrastructure, especially in light of the recent increase in the number of cyclists.