Ramblers enjoy fun day on the trails of Lyre

Martina Lawless from Ballymacelligott and Siobhán Kearney from
Tralee at the big Active Families event in Lyreacrompane. Photo By Domnick Walsh
Martina Lawless from Ballymacelligott and Siobhán Kearney from Tralee at the big Active Families event in Lyreacrompane. Photo By Domnick Walsh

Lyreacrompane came into its own on Sunday as over 250 walkers from across North Kerry flocked on high to ramble its wonderful trails - as part of a new initiative to get families walking together by the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP).

Kerry's Active Families, the new series of walks, kicked off at the Lyre Community Centre with the locals playing host to hundreds of walkers brought on high from Listowel, Castleisland and Tralee by Local Link Kerry.

"We were delighted with the response and it achieved exactly what we intended on setting it up," KRSP Programme Facilitator Siobhán Kearney told The Kerryman.

"My idea was to get families, of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents out walking together and to introduce people to local walks they might not have been aware of," Siobhán added. "That was certainly the case in Lyreacrompane as a lot of people couldn't get over what the community up there have, particularly with the Mass path behind the centre. That was the main focus of the three and five kms walks, with a ten-km route venturing into the countryside beyond."

She thanked the locals for putting on a fantastic show, including a barbecue back at base after all that rambling.

Kerryman

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