Spa, Co.Kerry, is a small populated area west of Tralee, which was served by a Great Southern & Western Railway branch line to Fenit which diverged from their 'North Kerry' line to Limerick north of Tralee. The Fenit branch was opened in July 1887, but lost its regular passenger services in December 1934, but remained in use for Sunday passenger excursions and general goods and sugar traffic until 1977. Ten years later in 1988, the Great Southern Railway Preservation Society refurbished the Fenit branch, which still remained in situ, in the hope of operating it as a heritage railway line. Sadly, their plans never came about and since the late 1980s the Fenit branch has fallen into a desperate state of dereliction, with some sections of the line lifted or covered over. The single platform station at Spa remains, now as a private residence. It also retains a siding, once used for loading sugar beet traffic.