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Contact Walks Scheme and Rural Recreation Officers

From: Department of Rural and Community Development

The Walks Scheme is a national scheme involving all landholders on national waymarked ways, looped walking routes and heritage routes, along with other trails that have been approved by the National Trails Office. It ensures that national waymarked ways and priority walks that cross public and private lands are maintained and accessible.

The Rural Recreation Officer is a contact person for walking tourists and provides a wide range of support and advice. They also meet regularly with landowners to ensure that good working relationships are maintained and any concerns are addressed.

To contact your rural recreation officer, see below:

Rural Recreation Officers: Contact Details

OfficerLEADER GroupWalk / TrailTelephone Numberemail
Harry EverardKilkenny Leader PartnershipNore Valley, Freshford Loop, O'Gorman's Lane056-7752111 or 086-0485553harry.everard@cklp.ie
Inga BockDonegal Local Development Company Ltd.Bluestack Way, Sliabh Liag074 9744937 or 087-9318077ibock@dldc.org
Ann LaniganLaois Community & Enterprise Development Co Ltd.Slieve Bloom Way057 8661900 or 087-7749281annlanigan@laoispartnership.ie
Deirdre KennedyCo Sligo LEADER Partnership Company ltd.Sligo Way, Miner's Way071 9141138 or 087-2431942dkennedy@sligoleader.com
Amanda MeeRoscommon Integrated Development CompanySuck Valley, Rinn Duinn, Miner's Way090 66 30252 or 087-2775373amee@ridc.ie
Una DorisRoscommon Integrated Development CompanySuck Valley, Rinn Duinn, Miner's Way090 66 30252 or 086-7713550una@ridc.ie
Patricia DeaneSouth Kerry Development Partnership ltd.Kerry Way, Cosán Cuas na nEighe, Hag's Glen Loop at Carrountoohill, Beara Way066 9761615 or 087-2031034pdeane@skdp.net
John EganSouth Tipperary Local Development Company ltd.Eamon a 'Chnoic, Birch Hill, Knocknalough (Red Hugh), Slieve Feilim Way, East Munster Way, Lough Derg Way, Tipperary Heritage Way, Devil's Bit, Kilcommon Pilgrim Trail052 7442652 087-0556465johnegan@stdc.ie
Patricia BevanWest Cork Development PartnershipBeara Islands, Duhallow Way, Beara Way, Sheeps Head Way (including Whiddy Island Walk)027-52266 or 087-7712315patricia@wcdp.ie
Pat MellonCounty Wicklow PartnershipWicklow Way0402-20955 or 087-7888188pmellon@wicklowpartnership.ie
Rosaleen Ni ShuilleabhainFORUM Connemara ltd. (Galway) Slí Connemara, Western Way091 593410 or 087-7375599r.nishuilleabhain@forumconnemara.ie
Martin DillaneSouth West Mayo Development Company ltd.Western Way, Clogher Loops, Burrishoole Loop 1, Burrishoole Loop 2, Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail098-41950 or 087-6681619mdillane@southmayo.com
Eoin HoganClare Local Development Company ltd. Burren Way, Wood Loop Ballyvaughan, Black Head Loop, Cliffs of Moher065 6866800 or 086-8122030ehogan@cldc.ie