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To encourage a modal shift to cycling, the Irish Government has introduced a range of measures including the establishment of a 2,000 km National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN will connect all large urban areas in Ireland by opening up extensive rural routes. Cycling Research International Report -  http://atrium.dublincycling.com/sites/default/files/mantonclifford-cycling_routes_in_ireland.pdf

The Great Southern Trail group published a guide in 2013 which replaces the original Southern Trail walking trail guide, which was published in 2006, feel free to download both.

ATTACHED IS NEW CO. LIMERICK WALKING ROUTES LEAFLET 2012 PRODUCED BY SHANNON DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS. GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL IS WALK NO.7

MAP BOARD OF DEVELOPED GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL GREENWAY [Co. Limerick 40Km] November 2013 (English Text) and (Irish Text)

(English Text)   (Irish Text)
 

4 Posters of Barnagh Tunnel History and Habitat (Adobe Acrobat)

1. Walks for the Newcastle west to Ardagh in County Limerick. The Great Southern Trail would like to acknowledge and thank Mr. Geoff Hunt for the following information that comes from his book Limerick Nature Walks. Copyright Geoff Hunt  Information

2. Templeglantine - Abbeyfeale [Great Southern Trail] Information Leaflet This disused railway line has recently been opened as a walkway. It is a pleasant walk through West Limerick’s rolling countryside that passes through woodland and follows a meandering river.

3. Barnagh Tunnel [Great Southern Trail] Information Leaflet
Situated 6 km to the west of Newcastle West on the Killarney road [N21], this tunnel was developed as part of the old railway system from Limerick to Tralee.

Great Southern Trail Review 1994 (Adobe Acrobat Document 368 KB)

Great Southern Trail Ecological Report (Adobe Acrobat Document 421 KB)

Southern Trail Newsletter October 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Document)

Southern Trail Newsletter 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Document)

Address by Liam O'Mahony GST Chairman (Adobe Acrobat Document)

 

The Great Southern Trail - A report on a railway path from Tralee to Limerick click here

Limerick Leader Newspaper and Irish Times articles 11th July 1997 and 12th June 1990. Trail background and benefits published by the Limerick and Kerry Railway Society Trak - Trek.

 

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