Minister Griffin Says Funding For Tralee-Fenit Greenway Will Be Announced In Coming Weeks

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MINISTER of State for Tourism & Sport, Brendan Griffin, is today assuring people that he is totally confident of a positive announcement of substantial funding for the Tralee-Fenit and Listowel-Kilmorna Greenways in the coming weeks.

Minister Griffin says that a competitive application process for greenway funding has just concluded within the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and that both North Kerry Greenways have fared well.

He said that he is fully confident that the projects will receive the funding they need from his Department to proceed to full construction and looks forward to making the official announcement in the coming weeks.

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Councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have been vocal about the issue and consistently fought for progress on the Greenway over the past number of years.

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.

The project will see the completion of the remaining rural section of this route to Ballynahoulort to Fenit by construction a three-metre wide greenway suitable for walking and cycling.

“This is really great news for the county. The tranche of funding about to be announced is being allocated for shovel ready Greenways and we have two such projects in the county. I look forward to working closely with Kerry County Council to ensure that the process of constructing the Greenways begins as soon as possible and I look forward to cycling on both beautiful routes before long,” said Minister Griffin.

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