Funding Of €3m Announced For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

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THE Tralee-Fenit Greenway is to receive €3m in Government funding.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced funding of €3.5m for the Kilmorna to Listowel and €3m for the Tralee to Fenit Greenways.

This is fantastic news for all involved in the project and work can now be advanced on the greenway which will be a huge boost to tourism in the Tralee area.

Minister Griffin said; “I’m particularly pleased to see the strategic nature of our investment today, extending the Great Southern Greenway in County Kerry. These projects have long been awaited and will be a great boost to the communities affected and to the County as a whole.”

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“The stretch from Listowel to the Limerick County Border will create over 50km of Greenway. The work from Tralee to Fenit will put in place a further section of the Greenway and I look forward to Kerry County Council progressing its plans for the Tralee to Listowel section in the near future.”

“This will create an over 90km Greenway of international significance. We have seen the benefits that the Waterford and Great Western Greenways have brought to towns like Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas and Newport, we want to see that type of benefit accruing to towns like Listowel and the other towns and villages in Kerry.”

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed this morning’s announcement.

“I wholeheartedly welcome this morning’s long awaited announcement on funding being released for Greenways in Kerry. There is great credit due to all those involved in bringing these projects to fruition and the benefits it will give huge potential for communities that badly need an economic boost. I hope that these works can now start without undue delay,” said Deputy Ferris.


  1. Ár fheabhas ár fad.
    Please call it the St Brendan of Fenit Greenway
    (Olive Pierse

  2. This is great news! Well done to all those who worked so hard to secure finding for the two Greenways. It will be such a boost for locals and visitors alike.

  3. Hopefully they wont be spraying Roundup on the 90km as Kerry County Council are refusing to say how much they use and cost..Woodies and other stores are still selling the product no thanks to Sean Kelly backing it in the EU…Italy and France have banned it..