Plans to erect wall in Killorglin to honour 1916 volunteers

Planning permission is being sought for a 1916 remembrance wall in south Kerry. planning drawings5 Killorglin 1916 Centenary Committee has submitted plans to Kerry County Council for the wall at Castleconway. The project is the brainchild of Killorglin Community Council, Killorglin Archive Society and Killorglin History and Folklore Society. Chairman of the 1916 centenary committee and former county board chairman Jerome Conway says the wall will consist of four busts honouring the three men who drowned at Ballykissane Pier on Good Friday 1916; the driver of the car, which plunged into the sea, survived. The event in which the group was attempting to reach the cable station in south Kerry to contact the Aud ship is seen as the first action by volunteers as part of the Rising. Kerry County Council planners are due to decide on the planning application on February 6th next year.