FUNDING has been allocated to create three centres for outdoor water-based activities in Kerry.
Centres at Ballybunion Beach, Fenit Beach and Magherabeg Beach will be enhanced with hot showers, changing and toilet facilities, secure storage, induction spaces, equipment washdown and orientation points.
They will be fully wheelchair accessible and built using sustainable materials such as solar heating panels.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Education, Norma Foley said: “I welcome this funding which will enhance the natural tourist experience at three of Kerry’s finest public beaches. This funding will be used to build high standard facilities where water-based activities are a key visitor attraction for years to come.”
A second phase is expected to commence in 2023 under Fáilte Ireland’s Platforms for Growth capital investment programme.