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Open-Air Diving to Return in Fenit After Near 20-Year Gap

29th December 2020
File image of Fenit Harbour in Co Kerry File image of Fenit Harbour in Co Kerry Credit: Wikimedia

Open-air diving is set to return to Fenit in Co Kerry after a near 20-year gap, as RTÉ News reports.

The move follows a three-year campaign to revive a long history of diving at the harbour town just outside of Tralee.

The tradition ceased in Fenit nearly 20 years ago after a claim against the former Tralee swimming club, and diving at the town remained closed amid health and safety concerns.

But local campaigners recently set up a restoration committee with a focus on the tourism potential of diving boards in the harbour as part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Following appeal, plans for a 3.5m diving board on the Fenit Bathing Slips have now been given the green light — with fundraising now the only obstacle.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

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