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Call for walking loops to be developed in Kerry to attract visitors

Aug 10, 2020 13:08 By radiokerrynews
Call for walking loops to be developed in Kerry to attract visitors Call for walking loops to be developed in Kerry to attract visitors
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Walking loops should be developed in Kerry, in a bid to encourage people to come here on a staycation. That’s according to Fianna Fá

Walking loops should be developed in Kerry, in a bid to encourage people to come here on a staycation.

That’s according to Fianna Fáil councillor Breandán Fitzgerald.

He raised the issue at the Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District meeting.

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Cllr Breandán Fitzgerald is calling on Kerry County Council’s Tourism Office to develop a series of two or three-day walking loops throughout the MD.

He says these would promote Kerry as a walking and staycation destination, adding promoting the area to tourists, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions is important.

Cllr Fitzgerald referenced the Dingle Way in particular, but stated such walks could be located throughout the municipal district.

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The Fianna Fáil councillor says these would be particularly vital amenities during the shoulder season; he says it would enable visitors to arrive Friday, undertake a walk on Saturday and return home or travel to another walking route elsewhere in the county on a Sunday.

Kerry County Council says it will engage with the relevant bodies on the matter.

The council adds that the Dingle Way is currently undergoing a major upgrade under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, and it will engage with the various groups involved to further promote its use by visitors.

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