Two women narrowly avoided potentially catastrophic injuries on Friday morning when a heavy street lamp plummeted onto a town centre street.
At 9.40am on Friday the heavy lamp, which had been attached to the facade of a building close to the Bank of Ireland branch on Castle Street, broke from its bracket fell onto the road.
While no-one was hurt - and the street was quiet at the time - CCTV footage from a nearby business, that was shown to The Kerryman, revealed that the incident was, very nearly, far more serious.
The footage, which clearly shows what happened, shows two women walking along the path and directly under the street-light just before it came loose and plunged to the ground.
Both women were walking slowly and were on the exact spot where the heavy light landed less than five seconds before it came loose from the wall.
The manager of the nearby business, who witnessed the immediate aftermath of the incident, said it was "an absolute miracle" that the women hadn't been seriously injured or worse.
"They're heavy lights and if it had hid hit someone it would have taken their head off. It's very lucky that it didn't happen at a busier time of day," he said.
"You'd dread to think of what might have happened if it had fallen at lunchtime when that path is packed with people."
Staff from Kerry County Council arrived on the scene quickly and the damaged light - which was still attached to the wall by wires and appeared to still be in working condition - was removed.