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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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Lough Curra Circuit
Jim Holmes 2 hours ago.
A simple enough route, but very rewarding - from the Cush carpark, head upwards to Lough Curra. Then it's up to the mi... walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1011m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) G

  
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Cnoc na Boirne: Murren.....a little gem.
jsramsey1491 a day ago.
Last Thursday, 18/10/2018, a few friends and I did a recce on Murren Hill and the surrounding area. We have over the past twenty years or so covered most of the county but this was the first time ...

  
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Croghan Kinsella
jgfitz a day ago.
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This... walk, Len: 11.4km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan

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Buckaun - Binnaw circuit.
simon3 2 days ago.
Hydro scheme at Lough Nadirkmore.The walk starts from a point high in an east facing coum of Maumtrasna. This road goes walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 368m, Area: Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland)

  
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Slieve Binnian: Mind how you go on a route Not Recommended
Pepe 2 days ago.
Climbed this yesterday on the route leading from Brackenagh Bridge. Chose this route because I wanted to do Moolieve and the Wee Binnian on the way up. On a plus note a local farmer kindly let me ...

  
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THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 2 days ago.
There I was scratching around on Slieve Binnian. Up top, I bumped into a couple out hillwalking for the day. Pleasantries were exchanged – which way did you come up, fabulous views, the weather – ...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: A spectacular landscape
Damian120 2 days ago.
It's a seldom-visited area of County Mayo yet it boasts some of the most impressive coastal architecture in the entire country. After spending five years covering and exploring the landscape of th...

  
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Knocknalougha South Top
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route to Knocknalougha South Top from Crow Hill carpark ... as outlined by melohara on the Hill Page... walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 430m, Area: Knocknalougha South Top, Knockmealdown Mo...

  
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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 5 days ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

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Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Hi daithi07The 'what's left to do in Ireland' article currently lives largely in my head rather than anywhere more tangible. It will see the light of day at some point in the next few months. I am...


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