Councillors Reiterate Call For Funding For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

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THE Mayor of Tralee and councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have reaffirmed their unanimous support for Tralee to Fenit Greenway project and have supported calls for funding for the amenity.

The ten-kilometre greenway project will see the completion of a three-metre wide greenway suitable for walking and cycling along the old Tralee to Fenit railway corridor.

Kerry County Council has submitted applications for funding to both the Department of Transport and the Rural Regeneration Development Fund and decisions on those applications is awaited.

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The project will see a continuation of an amenity trail on the outskirts of the town which was developed by Kerry County Council in 2016 and which links Casement Railway Station and Mounthawk at Bracker O’Regan Road.

Speaking on behalf of the nine elected members of the Tralee Municipal District, Mayor Graham Spring said the project has enormous potential and is fully deserving of financial support from central government.

“Last September, we approved planning permission for this development following consideration of a report on the 277 submissions received during the public consultation on the greenway.

“The project will provide clear economic benefits for Fenit, Tralee and surrounding areas. It will allow us to develop the local tourist economy by building a safe cycling and walking amenity which allows locals and tourists to cycle safely in a car-free environment,’ said Cllr Spring.

“We are now urging the various government departments to show their support for this vital project so that Kerry County Council can proceed with its development at the earliest opportunity,” he added.

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