Councillors Approve Diversion On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

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The proposed diversion (in red) to the Tralee-Fenit Greenway at Bawnboy which was passed this morning.

TRALEE Municipal District councillors have approved a diversion of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway at Bawnboy just outside the town.

At a special meeting of Tralee MD councillors held this morning, six councillors voted for the 700 metre diversion and one (Cllr Deirdre Ferris) against the change.

The diversion which will now take in Bawnboy and Ballynahoulort before rejoining the original route of the 10k greenway, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2021.

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The route will be diverted around a business, part of which is located on the old railway line. The owner of the business, who is in favour of the greenway being built on the original route, said he was open to relocating his business. However, the Council said the cost of doing this for the local authority would be prohibitive.

There were 176 submissions in relation to the diversion, with the majority objecting to the change.

The Friends of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway group had previously written an open letter to councillors asking them to vote against the diversion and to engage further with the business to come to an amicable agreement.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Thank you for your vote against the change Cllr Deirdre Ferris, it is sad the other councillors all voted against the interests of the county, state and the people!

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