Call for Cromane to be included on Wild Atlantic Way loop

There’s a call for Cromane to be included on a Wild Atlantic Way loop.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Michael Cahill made the plea at the recent South and West Kerry Municipal District meeting.

He’s also calling for the mid-Kerry fishing village to be entered into the Green Coast Awards.

Local Councillor Michael Cahill says not alone has Cromane a beautiful beach, it also has breath-taking views of Inch Strand, Rossbeigh Strand, and Dingle Bay.

He believes a loop connection could be created on the Wild Atlantic Way, branching off the Ring of Kerry Road at Cromane Cross and reconnecting at Caragh Bridge.

Kerry County Council says Fáilte Ireland will be inviting submissions on the Wild Atlantic Way spine and loops off the main route later this year, and Cromane will be part of the council’s proposals.

Cllr Cahill is also calling on the council to carry out water sampling and to make every effort to ensure Cromane Beach is included in the 2017 Green Coast Awards scheme, which recognises beaches of high environmental quality.

The local authority says sampling is generally carried out over a number of years before making a Green Coast application.

They say they’ll make every effort to start sampling in Cromane this season if they have the resources.