Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, today announced funding of €6.5 million for the Tralee to Fenit and the Listowel to Kilmorna Greenways

Speaking to the press 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.”

“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.”