Latest Laois News: Durrow Leafy Loop added to National Walk’s Scheme
Durrow Leafy Loop added to National Walk’s Scheme
Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance is pleased to confirm that the Durrow Leafy Loop has been included under the Government’s Walk’s Scheme.
Durrow Leafy Loop (23km trail) is one of 31 new trails to be added to the Walk’s Scheme and is part of the Government’s commitment to support Rural Ireland and boost outdoor recreation and tourism in rural towns and villages.
“Under the scheme, funding is provided to farmers and other landowners to maintain the trails that travel through their holdings.
Laois Partnership will work with all involved in Durrow Leafy Loop to ensure the walkway is maintained to the highest standard.
Durrow Leafy Loop offers beautiful views of Laois countryside and inclusion now in the Walks Scheme will mean it can be enjoyed and experienced by even more families, local walkers and tourists.
These additional trails being added today are part of Phase 2 and were drawn from the Expressions of Interest previously submitted. I would like to congratulate all involved in this process and their success in their application.”