Cycleway for old rail way route between Glenbeigh and Renard in Co Kerry

26km route will offer spectacular views of Ring of Kerry

The Department of Transport has allocated €50,000 towards the route.

The Department of Transport has allocated €50,000 towards the route.

Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 01:00

A cycleway and walkway is to be developed along an abandoned railway line between Glenbeigh and Renard near Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.

The 26km route will run parallel to, but over, the Ring of Kerry roadway, offering spectacular views. The Department of Transport has allocated €50,000 towards the route.

Minister of State Alan Kelly described the old rail line, closed in 1961, as “one of the most picturesque in the world” running along the Atlantic and high over Kells Bay.

The grant will mostly be used for design and planning of the greenway.

South Kerry Development Partnership had prepared a feasibility study on the development.

The long-term objective is to develop a Ring of Kerry cycleway.