Council to look at making Killorglin fully accessible to people with disabilities

Cllr for Kerry County Council Michael Cahill (IND) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

Kerry County Council is to look at making Killorglin fully accessible to people with disabilities.

The council is hoping to hold information sessions and identify a working group to progress the project.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael Cahill proposed Kerry County Council develop a pilot project in Killorglin that supports universal access; this is where services and venues are fully inclusive of and responsive to people with disabilities and disabling conditions.

He believes this would be beneficial not just to people living there, but also those holidaying in this town.

The council says the first step is to find a group that they can work with in Killorglin.

They’ve held preliminary discussions with the Disability Federation of Ireland about education and information sessions, which the Kerry Public Participation Network is to host in each of the four municipal districts in Kerry.

The council says after those sessions, it may be possible to identify a working group to progress the project in Killorglin.

The local authority also says that their Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2016 – 2022 has a specific action to provide disabled/universal fishing stands on the River Laune and a number of other rivers, but this is a medium-term objective.