Key Town Newcastle West The location of Newcastle West on the Shannon Estuary and adjacent North Kerry presents opportunities for future economic development and employment growth. Newcastle West has displayed strong population growth since 1991 with a 54% increase to 6,619 (2016). Its number of jobs, which stands at 2,413 in 2016, has also increased. There are strong sub-regional interdependencies between Newcastle West, Listowel, Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale, which provides a strategic opportunity for further collaboration and enhanced economic growth, such as opportunities for joint projects. An example of this is the potential for the Limerick Greenway (Great Southern Trail) to extend to Listowel.
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