Co Kerry has just been granted €500,000 in funding to begin work on a new looped walk that will meander along the shores of the iconic Lakes of Killarney. The funding for this project comes from the Department of Rural and Community Affairs and has been met with positive feedback from the local community.

When completed, the 9km trail will traverse the breathtaking landscapes along Tomies Mountain, the shores of Lough Lein, and O’Sullivan’s Cascade in Killarney National Park.

“It is fantastic news and a wonderful way to end what has been a hugely successful year for tourism in Killarney,” said Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Paul O’Neill in a recent press release. “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.”

€500,000 will go towards the development of the Tomies Wood car park and walk, while an additional €208,000 has been approved for a major upgrade of the Dingle Way. The Killarney funding will allow for car parking and much-needed access to Tomies Wood and O’Sullivan’s Cascade.

 

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