Adventure Awaits Holidaymakers on the Kingdom of Kerry Greenways this Summer

Visitors of all ages are welcome to make the most of the season and explore the Kingdom of Kerry Greenways as part of their summer staycation plans. The Kingdom of Kerry Greenways follow the historic Limerick to Kerry railway line, offering two picturesque routes. The Listowel to Abbeyfeale (16km) route winds through charming towns and rolling countryside, seamlessly connecting to the existing Limerick Greenway for an extended adventure. Meanwhile the Tralee to Fenit Greenway (13.6km) journeys along the estuary, taking in breathtaking views of Mount Brandon and Tralee Bay.

With trails for all types of abilities, here we offer 5 ways to help extend your Kerry Greenway Adventure:

1. Unwind and Explore at Your Own Pace

The new, purpose-built trails are accessible and inclusive, welcoming visitors of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors. The greenways weave through some of Kerry's most scenic landscapes, offering views of rolling hills, pastures, and stunning coastlines. This peaceful backdrop is perfect for a leisurely stroll or bike ride, to unwind and soak up the scenery.

Two Greenways equals double the fun, so keen cyclists looking to experience the beauty of Kerry at a slightly faster pace can have a go at conquering both Greenways in a single day from Listowel to Tralee. With longer daylight hours in summer, visitors will have ample time to complete both routes, with a plethora of scenic stops to enjoy along the way.

Bring your own bike, hire a bike from a local bike hire provider, or if you’re feeling electric, rent an e-bike and enjoy an exhilarating ride with an extra boost.

2. Cool Off with a Local Splash

The Tralee to Fenit Greenway ends with the perfect reward – a cool dip at Fenit Blue Flag Beach one of the discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way. A favourite pastime for locals all year-round, consider taking a refreshing dip in sea after your ride or walk, it’s a can’t miss experience, especially on a hot summer's day.

Fenit beach has a marked swim course and is also home to the Tralee Bay Sailing Club, Open Water Swimming Club and annual Triathlons. Fenit has lifeguards on duty during the summer season.

3. Indulge in Warm Hospitality

Experience the famed Irish hospitality in each of the charming trailhead towns of the Greenways, Tralee, Fenit, Listowel and Abbeyfeale.  

Near both Greenways, you’ll find glorious beaches, ancient sites, lively towns to explore, along with great food, accommodation and more to enjoy. While visiting the Tralee-Fenit Greenway, you may consider a visit to the Kerry County Museum, Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, or Siamsa Tíre in Tralee. Meanwhile people can begin their adventure on the Listowel-Limerick Greenway in the lively historical town of Listowel which is brimming with the cafés, literature and cultural landmarks like Kerry Writers Musuem or Listowel Castle, and high-quality accommodation options. 

4. Extend your Adventure

The Listowel Greenway connects to the existing Limerick Greenway, allowing you to extend your exploration. Beginning in Listowel and stretching through scenic countryside to the beautiful town of Abbeyfeale, the Listowel to Limerick Greenway unfolds 16 kilometres of rolling hills and river valleys for visitors to breathe in.

At Abbeyfeale, the route connects to the Limerick Greenway, which continues into County Limerick, offering more than 50km of Greenway to enjoy from Listowel. This stretch will bring you to lovely market towns including Newcastlewest and Rathkeale.

5. Festivals and Fun

County Kerry boasts a vibrant calendar of events and festivals throughout the summer. From traditional music gatherings to lively food fairs, there's something for everyone.  Check our Events 'Whats On' Listing for a full schedule and plan your visit around an event that piques your interest. A sample of must-visit events taking place near the Kingdom of Kerry Greenways this summer include:

  • Ballybunion Arts Festival (18 July – 21 July)
  • Sean McCarthy Festival, Listowel (02 – 05 August)
  • Féile Thrá Lí Family Streetfest and Rose of Tralee Festival (16 August – 20 August)
  • Listowel Races - Harvest Festival (22nd – 28th September)

For more options or ideas, head to the Explore section of You can find things to do, a calendar of upcoming events, places to go and a range of activities to suit every taste. Add items of interest to your planner and have fun planning your next trip to the Kerry Greenways