Hoteliers and members of the Killarney Chamber of Commerce will to-day come before a municipal meeting of Kerry County Council to plead for action to deal with traffic congestion.
Local business want a multi-storey car park along with an outer bypass to ease ciongestion.
Killarney attractxs more than 1.1 million visitors a year. Most come between June and late September. The town has more hotel beds than anywhere outside of Dublin in the State, selling nearly 1.6 million bed nights annually.
Twenty-minute traffic jams on all of the approach roads to the town, which has a resident population of 15,000, are regular.
The Chamber of Tourism and Commerce last September complained about the council’s inaction, with its president Paul O’Neill saying visitors had endured “an ordeal” over the summer.
IHF spokesman Tom Randles, says: “Kerry County Council needs to get off their hands and start making decisions on traffic and parking. There’s been a lot of procrastination.”