Vital to nip greenway rumours in the bud

Alan Ryan from Killarney tests the cycle route along the proposed South Kerry greenway.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

Kerry County Council has moved to dispel rumours circulating that landowners along the route of the South Kerry Greenway will face inordinate delays for payment.

Cllr Michael Cahill said he contacted council officials for clarification and was assured that once the negotiated contracts were signed and there was clear title to the lands, payment would follow within a couple of months. 

“I have been contacted by landowners in Glenbeigh and Caherciveen who have been recently informed that it will take at least 10 years before they receive any payments and this is simply just not true,” he said.

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“It is important to nip this in the bud. Payments will be made in the normal way once contracts have been signed and no restrictions exist on the title.

At that stage, payments will follow within a couple of months. If any landowner has any queries in this regard, they can contact the project team at Kerry County Council directly or, alternatively, give me the details and I will follow it up on their behalf,” said Cllr Cahill.

Drawing up of contracts is at an advanced stage for many landowners and they should issue shortly to reach another milestone in the South Kerry Greenway project.

“The investment that followed the greenways in Mayo and Waterford has already transformed both places and the vast majority of people in Kerry understand that and cannot wait for its completion,” Cllr Cahill stated.

“We have come a long way since this was first proposed and we cannot allow a handful of people who wish to block or delay any further what will be Kerry’s biggest and best ever tourism project,” he added. Be wise and advertise where it’s seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761