Roscommon LEADER Partnership:

    Walks Scheme

    Roscommon is one of a small number of locations in Ireland with a Rural Recreation Officer (RRO). A key initiative of the project is the Walk Scheme.  Aimed at farmers/private landowners and landholders/users it involves the development, enhancement and maintenance of National Waymarked Ways and priority walks.  It is a national scheme and open to all landowners on National Waymarked Ways, Looped Walking Routes and Heritage Routes along other trails that have been approved by the National Trails Office. The scheme will operate where there is agreement on the entire walk and will not be available for part of a walk.

    Funding or Services Provided: The Participants of the Walk Scheme are paid twice annually for five year to develop, enhance and maintain work prescribed for recognised and agreed walking routes.

    Examples of Projects: The Suck Valley Way which covers Co. Roscommon & East County Galway (Part of The Suck Valley Way is in Galway.

    Specific sector (community/business/travellers etc.) service provided for: Farmers (landowners) who have land on walks that are National Trails approved.
     
    Joseph O’ Beirne
    Roscommon LEADER Partnership
    Unit 12, Tower B,
    Roscommon West Business Park,
    Golf Links Road,
    Roscommon Town,
    Co. Roscommon
    josephob@ridc.ie
    Phone: 090 66 30252
    Mobile: 086 7742222