Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (609)

Danny Healy-Rae


609. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will request the National Parks and Wildlife Service to allow jarveys that use the Mission Road in Killarney access to the national park from a location (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20991/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

When the Mission Road was developed a new jaunting car entrance into the Park was provided nearer to the jaunting car stand located at the Kings Bridge entrance. The location of this new entrance is just beyond the end of the Cherry Tree Drive at Killarney House and was chosen carefully so as to preserve the integrity of the landscape adjacent to Killarney House and to avoid interference with plant collections and tree collections in that area.

The planning permission for the newly refurbished Killarney House and Gardens did not allow for the provision of any new roadways or routes for jaunting cars. The proposal referred to in the details supplied is incompatible with the plans for this area of the Park. It is intended that this area will be pedestrian friendly area where vehicular access will be confined to emergency vehicles and Park management vehicles only.