Part Of Tralee-Fenit Greenway Expected To Open By Next Summer

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PART of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway should be open before summer of 2021, councillors were told yesterday.

At the Tralee Municipal District meeting of councillors on Monday morning, an update on the progress and timeframe of the project was requested in separate motions by Cllr Mikey Sheehy, Cllr Terry O’Brien and Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Senior Engineer at Kerry County Council, Tom Sheehy, informed members that they are confident the section from Spa to Fenit should be completed and open to the public before the start of the summer tourist season in 2021.

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He said they were also currently investigating extending a walkway from Cockleshell Road to the Spa. A walkway from the Lock Gates to Cockleshell was opened last year and has proved a huge success.

It is anticipated that the full Greenway between Tralee and Fenit will be completed by the third quarter of 2021.

Cllr Mikey Sheehy also enquired if plans were in place for public and commercial facilities to be added to the Tralee-Fenit Greenway at both the starting points and within the route itself.

Council in reply said a masterplan for Fenit is being prepared which will address the terminus point of the Greenway in the village.

They also said the construction of the Greenway also aligns with the development of Tralee as a Tourism Destination Town which is supported by Fáilte Ireland and is an integral part of the Fáilte Ireland ‘Kerry Visitor Experience Development Plan’.

The County Development Plan and MD Local Area Plans support the development of public and commercial facilities on the proposed greenway network in the county.

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