The Tralee Fenit Greenway is a railbed conversion of the Fenit branch line which runs for 14km from the heart of Tralee, the county capital of Kerry to the scenic coastal village and port of Fenit.
The Fenit branch railway was opened in 1887 and was closed for regular passenger traffic in 1935 but remained in use for goods traffic as well as excursions and summer specials until 1978.
A 3km section of the route within the Tralee urban area has recently been converted to a greenway and has proven to be an immediate success, the line is in the ownership of Kerry County Council as is the North Kerry railway.
On June 24th 2022 a 6.5km section of the greenway linking Fenit and The Spa was opened by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.
The remaining sections of the Greenway were opened on October 15th 2022 – http://traleetoday.ie/tralee-fenit-greenway-to-open-this-weekend/
From the beach, Fenit’s 1.5km shore walk is one of Irelands most scenic, lined with seats and picnic tables overlooking the wild Atlantic, Fenit Lighthouse and the Brandon mountains.
The pathway ends at an old pier but you can continue along the shore, visiting the most scenic bench in Ireland and on to Fenit Island and Castle.