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Road leading to Carrauntoohill needs protection measures to stop landslides

Mar 6, 2021 16:03 By radiokerrynews
Road leading to Carrauntoohill needs protection measures to stop landslides Road leading to Carrauntoohill needs protection measures to stop landslides
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Kerry County Council says it will engage with Beaufort landowners and residents in relation to concerns about an access road to Carrauntoohil. There was a

Kerry County Council says it will engage with Beaufort landowners and residents in relation to concerns about an access road to Carrauntoohil.

There was a landslide onto the road at Coolroe, which leads to the Lisleibane car park for the Reeks, following last month's heavy rain.

Resident Brendan O'Reilly says there's a high bank on the side of the road and there's a risk of further landslides.

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He's calling on the council to put protection measures in place to stop it happening again.

Mr O'Reilly also says the road needs to be widened and lay-bys created to cope with the volume of tourist traffic using the road to access Ireland's highest mountain.

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