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Irish walks scheme

Sheep's Head Way walk in west CorkI read the other day that Irish Farming Association President Padraig Walshe visited west Cork and talked about the creation of a walkways scheme, which would encourage farmers to open up their lands for recreational tourism. Not a bad idea in a country where there are some breathtaking walks on private land.

In his speech, Washe said “farmers in this area have shown the economic benefits that walks can create.” The president was speaking from Sheep’s Head Way where a very popular walk has been set up on local farmland.

More information on the scheme is on the Irish Farmer’s Association website.

There are some good sites on Sheep’s Head way like this one and this one.

A bit dated, the East West Mapping folks have a lot of info on walking in Ireland at their website.

The Irish Citizen’s Information Bureau also has information on Irish walks.

There is also a fantastic resource at the walkways Ireland website.