Castleisland Bypass

Posted: October 25, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0
Under: Kerry Cycling

I cycled the Castleisland Bypass for the first time yesterday, both sections, the northern 2 mile stretch which joins the main Tralee Road to the Limerick Road and the southern 1 miles stretch joining the Tralee Road to the Killarney Road, what a fantastic achievement by both local lobby groups and the local politicians for getting this one through. Nothing bad at all to say about the surface, or layout of the road. The northern section is steeper than I thought it would be cycling up towards the Limerick Road but great for training.

Castleisland Bypass

Castleisland Bypass

There is a cycling/walking path on the northern section of the bypass which was a great idea but is really more suitable for walkers because it’s narrow and is only on one side of the road which means that if one cyclist met another in the other direction, one would have to stop and pull in which is fine for commuters but for me, I’ll be sticking to the main road.

The bypass is locally becoming known as the ‘triple bypass’ because of the supposed intervention by the three Healy Raes to make sure that it got built.

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