New Guidebook Launched for North Kerry Way Walking Route


A new walking guide for the North Kerry Way between Tralee and Ballyheigue has been designed and produced by Kerry County Council. The guide focuses on the attractions of the popular walking route and represents the realisation of an objective in the County Kerry Tourism Strategy and Action Plan.

The new guidebook which was launched by the outgoing Cathaoirleach of the Listowel Municipal District, Cllr John Lucid, serves as a companion on the walking route and identifies places of interest. The route takes in Tralee, Blennerville, The Spa, Fenit, Churchill, Barrow, Banna, and Ballyheigue. The guide was designed and produced in-house by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit with the support of the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and with the assistance of the North Kerry Way Committee.

‘This guide is a very useful and informative addition to tourism guidebooks in the county. Our Tourism Strategy included a commitment to publish a guide focussing on the North Kerry Way and I am pleased to see that coming to fruition,’ said Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism at Kerry County Council.

‘We are acutely aware of the interest in and growth of walking tourism and it is vital that we have informative and attractive guidebooks for those looking to explore Kerry’s beauty on foot. The guidebook is being distributed to outlets along the route and is available from tourist offices, Kerry County Council offices and local outlets,’ said Joan.

Pictured l-r: John Griffin (Tourism Officer, KCC), Helen Fitzgibbon (North Kerry Way Committee), Cllr Jimmy Moloney, Cllr John Lucid, Abbey Murphy (neé Cummings) (KCC), Ogie Moran (North Kerry Way Committee), Cllr Mike Kennelly, Joan McCarthy (Head of Tourism, KCC), Andy Smith (KCC)