Funding Of Nearly €100,000 For Walkway At Cockleshell Road

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WORK is to take place on part of the North Kerry Way just outside Tralee, after funding was allocated under Measure 2 of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

The funding of €98,665 is for upgrade of the walkway at The Point, Cockleshell Road.

In all some €362,463 has been secured for outdoor recreation projects in Kerry, part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.

The other projects to benefit are Kenmare Road Trails Enhancement Project (€160,000) and Upper Stricken Trail Restoration & Maintenance Works at McGillycuddy Reeks (€103,798).

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Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan said: “I very much welcome the funding for outdoor recreation projects here in Kerry.

“The continued development of our recreational infrastructure will not only support our developing rural tourism industry, but will also provide better recreation options for local people and families for their own enjoyment of the countryside.

“I want to congratulate Kerry County Council and communities who have worked together to bring forward the projects funded under the scheme in the last two years.”

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Great news.

    However, Cockleshell beach needs to be fully developed for Tralee as an urban beach.

    This natural resource is a bit of a hidden gem, if fully developed the beach could become an outstanding attraction for tourism and the wider public.

    Just look at all the masses of Tralee people who drive to Fenit beach and Banna beach.

    Cockleshell beach needs landscaping, public parking, public toilets, a picnic area and other facilities to compete for Tralee town.