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CaptainVertigo
2006-12-04 11:03:59
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Breakthrough Imminent ?
The Irish Farmer's Association President, speaking on Morning Ireland 4th Dec 2006, forecast a possible breakthrough on the access issue "before Christmas" following what he described as a successful meeting with Minister O'Cuiv. The following is a Press release issued by the IFA under the heading IFA REPORTS BREAKTHROUGH ON COUNTRYSIDE WALKS WITH MINISTER O’CUIV
"Following a meeting with the Minister for Community and Rural Affairs Eamon O’Cuiv, IFA President Padraig Walshe said that progress has been made towards setting up a Countryside Walkways Scheme for the 2007 tourist season

Mr. Walshe said “the IFA Walkways Scheme will see the creation of either linear walks or shorter looped walks in the countryside by agreement with landowners. Annual payments will be made to farmers who develop and maintain walking facilities on their land.”

The IFA President said there was an opportunity to support the development of walks that would enhance the tourist potential of rural regions and boost their economic development.

The scheme could potentially involve 5,000 landowners in creating up to 2,000km of linear and looped walks throughout the country. This is equivalent to a walk three times the distance between Mizen Head and Malin Head. Funding for the Countryside Walkways Management Scheme would be made available from the Department of Tourism and Sport and the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Mr Walshe said that discussions would take place with Minister O’Cuiv’s Department this week to finalise the details of a walkways scheme. "
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 3 hours ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 17 hours ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep a day ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep a day ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep a day ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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THE LONG WAY UP LUG
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 980m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Clo...

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep a day ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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ewen
ewen 3 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep a day ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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CAMADERRY + TONELAGEE + BROCKAGH
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 27.6km, Climb: 1295m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow...

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 2 days ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...


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