Today (Saturday 7th Oct) marked the 25th anniversary of Great Southern Trail (GST); the occasion was marked by a gathering at the Desmond Complex in Newcastle West, at which a video was shown of the history of the development of the trail, followed by a walk along the trail itself. The trail currently extends from Rathkeale to the Kerry border beyond Abbeyfeale.
The Limerick mayor, Liam Galvin, announced that Limerick Council were officially taking over the trail from the GST
Cyclist.ie congratulates Liam O’Mahony and all the GST team on their work bringing this project to fruition
It is hoped that the trail can eventually be developed to reach Limerick City, to the east and Listowel, to the West, giving west Limerick and north Kerry a fantastic facility
5 thoughts on “Great Southern Greenway”
Article in Limerick Leader
Discussion on RTE Radio 1 Fri 13th
– from minute 55 – trouble in Kerry
Short (11 min) video – an aerial view of the GST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNhYZXzs_nw
This aerial view also shows the extent of the Great Southern Trail yet to be developed, under the auspices of Kerry County Council. This fantastic cycle and walking route, as the video shows, is fully completed as far as the Kerry border. Due to opposition from a number of adjoining landowners in Kerry the section from the Kerry border to Tralee has yet to be developed. It is a shame!
More delays, unfortunately; see http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/210877/funding-opportunity-for-great-southern-trail.html
how long the government built this bridge? how society response this?