€350,000 to help unveil Kerry’s hidden gems

Funding will be provided for beech wheelchairs at Rossbeigh.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

Outdoor adventure projects in Kerry are to receive funding of almost over €350,000 to help encourage the community in enjoy “the hidden gems” on their doorsteps this summer.

Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin, welcomed the news from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys.

The funding falls under the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme and will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as our walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes, and beaches.

Deputy Brendan Griffin: Announced funding

The 12 projects in Kerry are:

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum: To undertake works in the Hag’s Glen and Lower Cronin’s Yard tracks.

Kingdom of Kerry Greenways: To develop a website and develop a content pool.

Ballyheigue Beach: Toilets upgrade.

Ballyseedy Woods, Tralee: Maintenance to existing paths and wooded areas.

Fenit, Ballyheigue amd Rossbeigh: Provision of seven additional beach wheelchairs to improve accessibility.

Glanageenty Walkway Ballymacelligott, Tralee: Upgrade Bernard Brothers’ loop of the Glanageenty walks.

Tralee Ship Canal: To fund a feasibility study.

Nuns’ Wood, Killeen, Tralee: Essential maintenance and identification of potential for trail development.

Skellig Coast Showcase: Marketing area on a dynamic multi-media platform.

Slí ár Sinsear (The Way of our Ancestors): Rebranding the ancient pilgrim path on Kerry Way from Glenbeigh to Caherciveen.

The Beara Way, Tuosist: Drombohilly: To develop the stone circle near Tuosist route 35km of the Beara Way off-road.

Faha, Cloghane: Develop Plan for Mount Brandon base

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