Guidebook For North Kerry Walking Route Launched

At the launch were: Siobhán King, Fáilte Ireland; John Griffin, Tourism Officer, Kerry County Council; Helen Fitzgibbon, North Kerry Way Committee; Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Cllr. John Lucid, Ogie Moran, North Kerry Way Committee; Cllr. Mike Kennelly, Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council; Micheál Lanigan, Cuckoo Walking Festival, Tarbert and Andy Smith, Kerry County Council.

A new walking guide for the North Kerry Way between Tralee and Ballyheigue has been designed, produced and launched by Kerry County Council.

Realisation of Objective

The guide focuses on the attractions of the popular walking route and represents the realisation of an objective in the County Kerry Tourism Strategy and Action Plan.

The guidebook, which was launched by the outgoing Cathaoirleach of the Listowel Municipal District, Cllr John Lucid, serves as a companion on the walking route and identifies places of interest.

In-House Production

The route takes in Tralee, Blennerville, The Spa, Fenit, Churchill, Barrow, Banna and Ballyheigue.

The guide was designed and produced in-house by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit with the support of the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and with the assistance of the North Kerry Way Committee.

Useful Addition

“This guide is a very useful and informative addition to tourism guidebooks in the county,” said Joan McCarthy, head of tourism at Kerry County Council.

“Our tourism strategy included a commitment to publish a guide focussing on the North Kerry Way and I am pleased to see that coming to fruition.

Walking Tourism

“We are acutely aware of the interest in and growth of walking tourism and it is vital that we have informative and attractive guidebooks for those looking to explore Kerry’s beauty on foot.

“The guidebook is being distributed to outlets along the route and is available from tourist offices, Kerry County Council offices and local outlets,’ said Ms. McCarthy.


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