Funding boost for walkway on Strickeen

Sunrise from Strickeen: Cloud lingers in the Valley of Killarney, but St Mary’s Cathedral still rises above the fog.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

GRANT aid of almost €104,000 has been approved for the restoration of a walking trail and maintenance works at Upper Strickeen on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

The €103,798 sum is part of an overall allocation of €362,463 which has been secured for outdoor recreation projects in Kerry.

The funding, provided under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, is part of the government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure.

The other Kerry projects included are the Kenmare Road Trails Enhancement Project (€160,000) and the upgrade of a walkway on the North Kerry Way from The Point to Cockleshell Road (98,665).

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