Cllr Dan McCarthy reports

Kenmare Peninsula. I am delighted that Kerry County Council have purchased the peninsula land, and I feel that this would be of benefit to the people of Kenmare in the future.
Additional Parking in Kenmare. I have again asked Kerry County Council to pursue in purchasing the former Ceann Mara plastic factory to be used as an additional carpark for the town.
Farming. The recent prolonged heat wave has seen grass growth and fodder being reduced, this has impacted in the prices of sheep and cattle as many of the potential buyers along the east coast and mid-lands had very little grazing. However there is starting to be an improvement in weather conditions and also grass growth which I hope will see demand once again return.
Fair Day. Thank you to the Kerry county council staff, Kenmare Tidy Towns committee, and An Garda Shiochana for their work to help make the fair day such a success.
Kilgarvan Show. Well done to the Kilgarvan Show committee and volunteers for another successful show.
Kenmare Drag Hunt. The 101st Kenmare Drag was held on Sunday August 5th which saw dogs competing from South Kerry and Cork. I would like to thank all the land owners and supporters who make this event such a success.
Leaving Cert Results. Well done to all who received their leaving certificate results recently best wishes in your chosen paths for the future.
Sports. The month of July was a busy and successful month for all sporting organisations and local participants. I would like to congratulate Christine McCarthy, and Alyce O’Connor on their athletic achievements. Congratulations also to Tania Salvado on making the Ireland U16 women’s basketball squad for the 2018-2019 season. Well done to Georgia O’Brien who took home gold for Ireland in the homes international regatta. Best wishes to the Kerry minor team in the up-coming All Ireland final.
Clinics. I am available every day in Kenmare Mart. I also hold clinics in south and west Kerry throughout the month. Cllr Dan Mc Carthy, Kilcurrane East, Kenmare Co Kerry 087-6846513 087-2224411 (work number).