New Kerry Route to Join Great Southern Greenway

Kerry County Council has announced plans to create a 10.5km greenway between Listowel and the border of county Limerick.

The new trail will run along an old, disused railway line and will meet the existing Great Southern Trail, which was renovated earlier this year.

Ireland’s Scenic Greenways

As the latest addition to pre-existing greenways along the idyllic Wild Atlantic Way, this development will be welcomed by tourists and locals alike.

Greenways across the country offer a great opportunity for cyclists and walkers to explore Ireland’s scenery on a safe, mapped-out route.

The Great Western Greenway was the first to be developed in the west, followed by many more including the Great Southern Trail.

Great Western Greenway. Photo by Gardiner Mitchell, Tourism Ireland.

Breathing New Life into Kerry

Titled the ‘North Kerry Greenway’, it will serve as an extension of the 40km greenway starting in Abbeyfeale and travelling through county Limerick.

Opening early next year, the greenway will begin at Ballygowloge in Listowel and will pass through ten townlands.

The trail will be fitted with a three-metre-wide tarmacadam pathway throughout, for walkers and cyclists to enjoy.

Kerry County Council is currently applying for funding for the project, which hopes to breathe new life into Kerry’s tourism industry.

Councillor Aoife Thornton, Cathaoirleach of the Listowel Municipal District said:

“This is a very significant day for north Kerry. The development of the North Kerry Greenway represents a major boost for tourism and the local economy.

“I look forward to an application for funding for the project and look forward to seeing it progress further at the earliest opportunity.”

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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