Great Southern Trail, Walking and Cycling Route, Limerick and Kerry, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 20, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance118.65 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude2 m
  • Peak195 m
  • Climb334 m
  • Descent365 m

The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 96km (60 miles) stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry along the route taken by the Old Limerick to Tralee/Fenit railway line which opened in stages between 1867 and 1887 but was closed by 1978.

Some redevelopment of the old railway as a walking and cycling greenway has already taken place and today you can walk and cycle along 36km of the Co. Limerick section of the route between Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale, along a short stretch near the Lartigue Museum in Listowel in Co.Kerry and work has now commenced on the Tralee-Fenit section.

The remaining sections of the route will be developed over time.