An event that certainly caught my attention this week was the official opening of the two Slí na Sláinte routes in Farranfore that will add greatly to the local population of a the very busy village.
The Red Route- The old Tralee road, from Farranfore Railway Park to Shanahans Garden Centre is a 4.6km return one with the Green Route- Footpath from Sherwoods to Kerry Airport a handy 2.4km return.
The routes have been the brainchild of the local Farranfore Development Association who “have put in tremendous work supporting the community.” The words of the local School Princiapal Aine Daly and words that I can certainly echo.
Helping out at the official opening was pupils from the School who were all decked out in their safety high viz jackets made an earlier than usual start at 8.45am to help out.
“Our school is taking part in the Green Schools Initiative and our present theme is travel. The ultimate aim of this is to increase the number of children and adults getting active by walking and cycling. These new walking routes are an excellent opportunity to link in with the Green Schools Initiative and they will provide further opportunity for children to enjoy the locality and develop healthy lifestyle habits.”