Council finalises Route Selection Report for South Kerry Greenway

Kerry County Council has finalised the Route Selection Report for the South Kerry Greenway.

The multi-million-euro trail aims to connect Glenbeigh and Caherciveen, but has been subject to criticism from some local landowners.
The multi-million euro 26 kilometre South Kerry Greenway aims to connect Glenbeigh and Renard via Caherciveen, and is seen as having the potential to greatly boost the local economy.

Almost €3.5 million has been allocated to the project, with €367,000 drawn down in 2016.

A decision by Kerry County Council to acquire the lands by compulsory purchase order has led to objections from some landowners who claim they haven’t been properly consulted with.

In response to a query from Cllr Michael Cahill at the South and West Kerry Municipal District meeting, the council says it’s expecting to finalise the Route Selection Report by the end of this week.

They say that in the coming weeks they’ll be announcing a final series of public consultation meetings in Caherciveen to outline the final route.

The council says they continue to engage with landowners along the trail to try and ensure their requirements are dealt with, and that the necessary accommodation works can be agreed.