CIE says it owns north Kerry rail line

Great Southern Trai 2 lCIE has told Radio Kerry News that it owns the old north Kerry rail line and the land it runs on. The North Kerry Abandoned Rail Line Action group blocked a commemoration walk on the line last Saturday and are opposed to plans to develop a tourist greenway along the line. CIE confirmed it received a solicitor’s letter from the group stating landowners had claim to sections of the rail line, however the company says it is of the opinion that the alignment is in full CIE ownership and that the landowners in question have no claim to the line. The company added that it is happy for plans to develop the section of the line for tourism purposes to go ahead. The Great Southern Trail organisation has developed a greenway to the Limerick Kerry border and hopes to develop the North Kerry line in the future.