Fitz and Farrelly in Joint Push to Pull Greenway Towards Castleisland

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly are jointly pushing for Castleisland to be included in the developing Greenway project now underway in several parts of the county since 2019.
 Washington Post photographer, Bill O’Leary capturing the scene of welcome before him on Glounsharoon while being photographed by his cousin Gerry O’Leary. The long running issue of the realisation of the potential of this Gateway to Kerry point was discussed again this week.

At this week’s Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Economic Forum, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Independent, joined forces in forwarding Castleisland’s claim for inclusion in the ‘Greenway Structure’ now under development in various parts of the county.

“Both Cllr. Farrelly and myself have raised the importance of having the Castleisland area connected to the Greenway Structure,” said Cllr. Fitzgerald.

Ballyseedy to Castleisland

“We have issued a joint call for a connecting walkway from Ballyseedy to Castleisland and its surrounds.

“This would give residents and tourists alike a beautiful place to get out into the fresh air and be able to walk, cycle and run in a safe place. 

IDA Should Look at Castleisland

“The IDA needs to look at Castleisland as a hub for economic development within the county as it is ideally located with easy access to it.

“I again raised the development of the Glounsharoon Viewing Point – this is a key o the development of Castleisland as a tourist attraction – and I know my fellow councillors are backing me on this,” said Cllr. Fitzgerald.

The Key Objectives

The key objectives of the, hopefully, inclusive, structure are to develop local tourist economies by building a safe cycling and walking amenity which allows locals and tourists to cycle and walk safely in a car-free environment.

Developing new amenities to link with the surrounding town-lands and thereby improve the social fabric of local communities.

Provide an amenity that allows for universal access attracting families, the elderly and people with disabilities and to complement a range of existing and future tourism trails throughout Kerry.

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