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The Scotland Rose Bríd Madigan and the Philadelphia Rose Mairéad Comaskey having fun on the Roller coaster at Birds Amusements theme park at the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photo by Domnick Walsh

The Scotland Rose Bríd Madigan and the Philadelphia Rose Mairéad Comaskey having fun on the Roller coaster at Birds Amusements theme park at the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photo by Domnick Walsh

The Scotland Rose Bríd Madigan and the Philadelphia Rose Mairéad Comaskey having fun on the Roller coaster at Birds Amusements theme park at the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photo by Domnick Walsh

The sight of Birds amusements in the Fairhill Car Park in Killarney heralds the arrival of summer to the town. The noise of the bumper car and the Ferris Wheel in the sky-line are the traditions that many of us grew up with and it is hoped that the funfair will arrive in Kerry this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Talks are currently taking place between Birds Funfair and Kerry County Council on whether or not they will return to Kerry this summer. The funfair organisers had contacted the local authority in February to arrange this year's events, prior to the pandemic. However, the council said this week that discussions are taking place now regarding safety measures.

Ultimately the council has the final say on whether or not the funfair can come to Kerry as they provide the land. They said that this decision has not been made.