Limerick City and County Council confirmed it has assumed responsibility for the management and maintenance of the Great Southern Trail and has outlined its plans for the maintenance, promotion and development of the pop
The Irish Sports Council this week confirmed to Limerick City and County Council that the Trail has been added to the National Trails Scheme under the jurisdiction of the Local Authority.
The Local Authority also has signed a licence agreement with CIE to operate the 41-kilometre Greenway, which runs along the old Limerick to Tralee railway line to the Kerry County boundary at Kilmorna via Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.
The Great Southern Trail was previously managed and maintained by the Great Southern Trail Limited (GST), and supported and facilitated by Limerick City and County Council, West Limerick Resources, CIE and Newcastle West ARA.
The news has been welcomed by Cllr. Liam Galvin, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, who is pictured with members of the local community in Newcastle West on Saturday to celebrate 25 years of achievement by local community development groups in managing the Greenway.