New trail leads to Scotia's grave site

The first phase of a new heritage trail in Tralee has been completed with the erection of a striking stone obelisk near Scotia's grave in Foley's Glen.

The trail was suggested by Sinn Féin Cllr Pat Daly who has tabled numerous motions calling on Kerry County Council's backing to build it.

The obelisk points the way towards Scotia's grave in Foley's glen, where according to mythology, the Milesians led by Queen Scotia - who was said to be a Pharaoh's daughter - defeated the native Tuatha Dé Danann.

Cllr Daly said he was very happy to see development of the trail moving ahead.

"I am delighted that the first phase of a motion I moved last year on establishing a heritage trail around Tralee has been implemented, and I would like to compliment both Tidy Tralee Together who were responsible for installing the sculpture, and Billy Leen, the stonemason," said Cllr Daly.

"I hope that the other heritage attractions around the town, which were known to generations of Tralee people will receive the same recognition in the coming months and years," Cllr Daly said.