Sharon Stone

Responsibilities of Dog Owners this Lambing Season

Friday, 5 February 2021   Minister Humphreys highlights the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today Friday, 5 February) highlighted the responsibilities of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season. Minister Humphreys said dog attacks cause real … Read More

Selected Walks Closed for One Day: 24th November 2020

The walks listed below will be closed for one day only on the 24th November 2020. The walks will be open to the public as normal on the 25th November: Nore Valley Walks (both sections),  Kilmacoliver, Gathabawn,  O’ Gorman’s Lane and Freshford.   Many thanks for your cooperation.

Leave No Trace COVID 19 Research

New Research: The COVID-19 Pandemic is Changing the Way People Recreate Outdoors Some very interesting research on COVID 19 and how people recreate in the outdoors from Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in the US. On March 11th, 2020, since the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, daily life has been … Read More


Ring a Link Ring a Link is a non-profit making, charitable transport organisation that offer affordable and convenient transport. They can be used every day too get to and from our Trails. They also have a weekly pick up in Kilkenny City for those who wish to join walking trails starting in Bennettsbridge.The bus travels … Read More

Notice: One Day Closure of 5 Trails

              The following Trails will be closed for one day on the 23rd of November 2019: Kilmacoliver Gathabawn Freshford Nore Valley Walks O’ Gormans

Offical Opening of Grennan Loop Walk

Official Opening of Grennan Loop Walk It was a lovely bright Sunday morning in Thomastown for the launch of the much-awaited Grennan Loop Walk. The was officially opened by Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere who commended the dedicated efforts of the Thomastown Community Network in making the 7km walk a reality. He … Read More

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