New Signage, Footpaths and Car Park Resurfacing Before Christmas
Wednesday, 17 November 2010.
KERRY County Council is to carry out significant improvement works to Ballynacourty Graveyard, Annascaul, which is the final resting place of world famous Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean. In response to a motion by local County Councillor, Brendan Griffin at this months Dingle Area meeting of Kerry County Council, it was stated that Kerry County Council shall improve the signage to Ballynacourty Graveyard along the L8059 and L8060. It is intended that new footpaths will be laid in the cemetery and a new tarmacadam surface will be applied on the car park before Christmas. Cllr. Griffin has welcomed the news as a very positive development and stated that the burial ground has become a popular attraction for visitors, particularly in recent years, since revisionism has highlighted the true scale of Tom Crean’s achievements. “Many local people have contacted me about this issue and I am delighted that Kerry County Council will carry out these works in the near future. The signage will make the graveyard much easier to find and the new footpaths and improved parking will make the graveyard suitable for visiting all year round in any conditions. “The historic significance of Tom Crean is being realised more and more over time. He was a true Kerry hero and I am delighted that his final resting place will be more accessible as a result of these works.”
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