Feasibility of a multi-storey car park in Killarney being examined

The feasibility of a multi-storey car park in Killarney is being examined.

At a recent monthly meeting of the Killarney Municipal District, a number of councillors, including Brendan Cronin and Cathaoirleach of Kerry County County Council John Sheahan, along with District Cathaoirleach Niall Kelleher, raised the issue of parking in the town.

Cllr John Sheahan put forward a motion at the recent MD meeting, asking if a multi-storey carpark was being considered for Killarney.

In response, Kerry County Council said it is actively examining the feasibility of a number of sites for carparking in the town, as well as ensuring existing locations are being utilised efficiently.

With regard to the provision of a multi-storey facility, the council has set up a multi-disciplinary project team to examine the feasibility of same.

Cllr Brendan Cronin also questioned the council’s Roads Department on the provision of extra parking, while Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Niall Kelleher urged the council to provide further car parking space in the town in the near future.

He acknowledged that with the current tourist season in full flow, any improvements should not take place in the coming months. However, he says the town of Killarney cannot be in the same position in twelve months’ time in relation to parking.

Kerry County Council says an update will be given to members at the next Municipal District meeting.