Kerry is to get a new tourist attraction, with confirmation of half a million euro in funding for a looped walk along the shores of the Lakes of Killarney.
The Department of Rural and Community Affairs will help fund the 9km trail through woodlands on the slopes of the 735m Tomies mountain, the shores of Lough Lein and O’Sullivan’s Cascade in Killarney National Park.
Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Paul O’Neill said the €500,000 in State funding will allow a long-time dream to be realised: “We are very grateful to Minister Brendan Griffin and Minister Michael Ring for this fantastic gesture and we are confident that Killarney will rise to the challenge of creating yet another exceptional gem for Irish tourism through the looped walk at Tomies Wood.”
A further €208,000 has been approved for a major upgrade of the Dingle Way. Junior Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin said: “It is crucial that we invest in such world-class locations to ensure that they can facilitate visitors sustainably so that everyone can enjoy the experience when they go there”.