The N71 Ring of Kerry Road re-opened to traffic at 7.00pm yesterday evening (Tuesday), three days ahead of schedule following the successful completion of remedial works at Dinis.

The road between Torc Waterfall and the carpark for Dinis Cottage has been closed since 24 June to facilitate emergency repairs to a section of the retaining wall and road at Dinis.

Kerry County Council acknowledged the inconvenience caused by the closure, particularly to local businesses and were regretful of the impact the emergency works had over the past week and a half.

Kerry County Council were quick to acknowledge the efficiency of the contractor in completing the work ahead of schedule saying “The council was anxious that the works would be completed ahead of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday next and is pleased that this has been achieved.”