Destination Kerry Tourism Forum – The people want greenways !

THE Destination Kerry Tourism Forum, the umbrella body for tourism in the county, established by Kerry County Council, organised a series of public meetings throughout the county in relation to the new Kerry Tourism Strategy, 2016-2020.

The forum visited Tralee on Tuesday May 12 and the notes of the public feedback from that meeting were published recently. It is inspiring to see that by far the most popular topic was Greenways and cycling walking facilities, with the Tralee to Fenit Greenway getting a couple of mentions specifically.
All these mentioned are highlighted in yellow bellow, with the lone mention of roofing the square in blue 🙂

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Phase 2 complete, well kind of…

Phase 2 of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway​ / Great Southern Trail in Kerry opened late last week and we have posted a few photos of the new route below.
As to be expected there have been ‘issues’ which have prevented the section from the Big River to Rock Street from being completed, this are due to a delay in authorisation from Dunnes Stores for the lowering of the wall of the super market car park bounding the path. It is hoped that this should be resolved and this section of the route completed within the next few weeks.

Castleisland 25 years ago, you could be talking about Fenit today !

A couple of interesting articles from over 25 years ago have appeared on the Down the Years section of The Kerryman newspaper recently, although the subject is Castleisland the similarities with the current situation with the Tralee – Fenit and the North Kerry line are uncanny:

  • A community that is crying out for a unused railway to be revitalised.
  • The land in question is state owned
  • A project that is part of the county development plan
  • Owners ( Irish Rail) who want to transfer the ownership to the local authority (Kerry Co Co)
  • And a local authority (Kerry Co Co) sitting on their hands !

We wonder how that turned out…

 

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