New Walkway/Cycleway From Wetlands To Blennerville Being Examined

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A possible walkway is is being examined for Tralee Bay Wetlands to Blennerville.

A NEW walkway from Tralee Bay Wetlands to Blennerville is currently being considered, councillors were told at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday.

Fianna Fáil Cllr. Mikey Sheehy had a motion that that Council consider a greenway/cycleway/walkway linking the Wetlands to Blennerville alongside the railway tracks which could be the starting point for a Tralee to Dingle Greenway project.

In reply, he was told that the proposal of a a supplementary walking and cycling route from the Wetlands to Kearney’s Road and onto Blennerville is currently under consideration with the North Kerry Walks Committee and NEWKD.

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The North Kerry Walks Committee are carrying out a feasibility study on the Tralee- Blennerville link.

However, Council management said a greenway extension beyond Blennerville to Dingle is a major project that will likely take many years to plan and develop and require substantial Government investment.

Mayor Johnnie Wall asked if there was any progress on getting the steam train back running again at Blennerville.

Tralee MD Manager, Michael Scannell, said they had made significant applications for funding to get the steam train up and running again and for upgrading of the Blennerville Windmill complex, but they had been unsuccessful thus far.

He said they would continue to make efforts to have some aspect of the train, steam or otherwise, running again and for investment in the Blennerville centre.

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  1. Mary Coughlan says:

    Last attempt to get venture up and running but was boring and short for kids. Wonderful if the steam train to Blennerville was accompanied by some cowboys and Indians alongside on a pony or horses. That would be a huge attraction and fun fir children . At each end a tuck / coffee shop.