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Tourism Promotion.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 13 December 2007

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Questions (166)

Jack Wall


162 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number and location of sites in County Kildare included under the welcome initiative as administered by Coillte; if there are plans to create new trails within the county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34665/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

Coillte is developing 34 sites around the country under the Forest Recreation Infrastructure Programme administered by Fáilte Ireland under the National Development Plan. This initiative includes the development of walking trails, mountain bike trails, upgrading of forest parks and upgrading Coillte's recreation website "Coillte Outdoors". Donadea Forest Park is the only area in Kildare included in the current initiative.

Under the "Welcome Initiative" Coillte will be putting up signage welcoming walkers onto its lands. Other than the 34 sites currently under development nationally, these locations have yet to be determined.