North Kerry Greenway Funding
Kerry County Council welcomes the major investment of €6.5ml announced today by Minister Brendan Griffin in the North Kerry Greenway, covering the sections from Tralee to Fenit and Listowel to County Bounds. The scale of the investment in the North Kerry area adds a new and dynamic dimension to the tourism product of North Kerry building on the already strong brand recognition associated with strong coastal resorts, literary traditions, major festivals and built tourism infrastructure.
The Extension of the Great Southern Greenway into Kerry and the iconic coastal route from Tralee to Fenit will provide a catalyst for the tourist industry in North Kerry, while at the same time delivering a major amenity to the local population. The success of Greenways in Waterford and Mayo and the economic benefit that these projects have bestowed on the local communities demonstrates the significant private investment that flows from public investment of this scale.
The delivery of these projects will add to the already strong reputation of the county as a destination for activity breaks and enhance the existing amenity trails and cycleways throughout the county. Kerry County Council looks forward to delivering these significant amenities, which are key priorities in the County’s Tourism Strategy and to continue to work with the communities along the routes to maximise the benefits of these greenways.