On Saturday, 7th Novem-ber, from 1pm to 3pm there will be an ‘Open House’ at the Desmond Complex, Gortboy, New-castle West to celebrate 25 years of achievement by the Great Southern Trail. A DVD will be launched which provides a pictorial compilation of the many stages in the campaign which resulted in the old railway being converted into a greenway in Co. Limerick, with the effort still ongoing in Co. Kerry.
All supporters and activists are invited; you might even see yourself on the screen! It will be a relaxing after-noon for a chat with old friends along with a cupán tae and refreshments.
Then, at 3pm the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Liam Galvin, will officially start a 5km (3 mile) walk/cycle from the Desmond Complex along the GST Greenway to Ardagh.
It was in May 1990 that the very first organised walk along the old railway took place along the exact same route.
At Ardagh there will be further refreshments at Neary’s Bar and return transport to Newcastle West will be provided courtesy of Coach House Travel. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an lá.