21 years – still waiting, still wanting

This article from the Kerry Eye [dated August 1991] makes for some interesting reading.

Even before the tracks were removed on the North Kerry railway a report was commissioned into the feasibility of converting it into a route for cycling and walking  [and horse drawn carriages ! ] , and here we are over 21 years later and the situation is pretty much the same today.

Although a short section of the lines in Tralee urban area has been recently completed, the rest of the railway lies idle, gathering rubbish and encouraging anti social behavior .

Currently the  Dept. of transport, tourism and sport is asking local authorities to submit projects for it’s National Cycle Network Funding Scheme worth €6.5m  will Kerry Co Co be submitting conversion of the North Kerry Railways ?

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Here is a pdf of the article which might be beter for reading/printing.

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Tralee to Fenit Greenway to be submitted for Smarter Travel funding.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport recently announced approximately €6.5m worth of funding to Local Authorities to deliver cycle routes under the national cycle network funding scheme as part of it Smarter Travel initiative.

We are delighted to learn that Kerry County Council will be  submitting the Tralee to Fenit project for funding under this scheme, so fingers crossed that this funding bid is successful !