Great to see the progress continuing on the project, this week saw the council begin to remove the wall at Rock Street which now allow view of the path behind it. We look forward to accessing the path from Rock Street in the coming weeks !
Here are a few photos taken over the last couple of weeks which show the progress on the line. Also if you fancy working off the xmas dinner, the Great Southern Trail Annual Christmas Walk takes place on Dec. 27th, this will also be the inaugural walk on the new extension to the Kerry border, check the Southern Trail website for more information.
Here are some photos of the ongoing line clearance, if you have any other photos please send them on and we will add them.
Kerry County Council have recommenced clearance works today, Friday, February 24th on a stretch of the Fenit Railway line from Rock Street to Bracker O’Regan Road, Mounthawk.
The works will involve the cutting back of the trees and undergrowth, back to the railway boundary, along with the removal of rubbish and debris. The work, which is being carried out by Kerry County Council staff is expected to continue until next Friday.
In some cases, the clearance works may see some residential properties along the route have their properties exposed. In these cases, Kerry County Council will be working with the owners to secure the property.
“There will be some properties where the clearance works will expose their property,” a Council spokesperson stated. “Where that happens, security fencing will be immediately erected to protect their property and we will be putting more permanent boundaries in place afterwards.
“We will be speaking to those residents during the next few days and those who have queries are asked to contact Kerry County Council’s Roads Department on 066 7183588 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The clearance works will allow the Council to prepare detailed drawings and costings for works along the route relating to the proposed Tralee-Fenit walkway.
“We are currently finalising a number of issues and hope to be in a position to start the Part 8 Planning Process in relation to the Rock Street to Mounthawk section of the walkway in the next few weeks,” the spokesperson said.
It was great to see so many people of all ages come out last Sunday to ‘Walk The Line’, in spite to the atrocious weather and the three eight foot high barricades which mysteriously appeared and good to see the positivity and good spirits among the walkers !
The Friends of the Tralee Fenit Trailway wish to extend their thanks to everybody who braved the weathe on the day in particular to the politicians who attended, Cathal Foley, Sam Locke, Terry O’Brien and Mayor of Tralee Grace o’Donnel.
If anyone has any photos, it would be great to add them up here, so send them on or add a comment.
Check out these old photos of the Tralee/Fenit branch line, they might bring back some memories for some of ye.
It is amazing to think that a train could still have traveled on the line as little as 20 years ago.
Here are some images taken by Brendan Guilfoyle of the Tralee-to-Fenit rail line being cleared at Clogherbrien. Thanks Brendan.