Irish Rail Meeting

Very good meeting with Minister Jimmy Deenihan and members of Irish Rail’s Property Portfolio Dept yesterday at Leinster House. Another hurdle overcome and probably a few more to come, but the “Fat Lady” is beginning to warm her vocal chords!!!

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Last weeks walk makes the first page of the Kerryman. Despite the multiple ditches, barbed wire and JCB the hearty group successfully made it to Mounthawlk (with a little help from our local Gardai) for tea and brownies.

Great to see over 200 people of all ages come out on a cold wet Sunday to show that we won’t stand back and see our public land stolen, hopefully the greenway can progress now as planned.

 

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth 7 million euro !

Take a look at this video of the Newport-Mulranny section of the Great Western Greenway, we have the opportunity [and more importantly the funding] to have something similar on our door step !

This route has been hailed as major success by all, Fáilte Ireland estimate that the path would bring €7.2 million [ yes that is not a typo – read the report ] a year into the local economy .

To put the routes in context the Newport to Mulranny is only 3km longer than the Tralee to Fenit line.

This could be our [green]way out of recession !