Department will respond to council queries about the Dale Road when an appraisal is complete

The Department of Transport will respond to council queries about the Dale Road when an appraisal is complete.

A 2.2km section of the R556 between Abbeydorney and Ballyduff, known locally as the Rathscannel Road, has subsided, and has been the scene of many accidents.

The council was given approval earlier this year to carry out an appraisal, which includes some element of design.


Deputy Michael Healy-Rae questioned the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport about the Dale Road, asking if he’ll address any potential upgrading of the road.

In reply, the minister said once an appraisal is assessed, the Department of Transport will respond to Kerry County Council’s plans to upgrade the road.