THE approach road to one of the greatest landmarks in the county is to be repaired and brightened in an announcement welcomed by locals.
Residents of the Carrig Road voiced their embarrassment and displeasure at the deteriorating state of the Carrig Road in Ballylongford in a recent Kerryman article.
The road leads down to the famous Carrigafoyle Castle, but had become extremely dishevelled in recent times. Meanwhile, hedges on the sea side of the road had become so overgrown that they were blocking the view of the castle in places.
"It is in a deplorable state but I very much welcome the news that the road is to be repaired and the hedges trimmed," Kerry County Councillor Liam Purtill said. Mr Purthill had given €8,000 of his own council allowances towards the resurfacing of the road last year, but nothing had happened.
"Works were postponed in November of 2011 for various reasons but I am assured the road will be included in the next restoration improvement programme. I'm delighted to hear that the hedges will be cut as soon as possible, which I have also been assured of," he said.