- Burren Way Volunteer Warden Scheme to inspect Burren Way
- Clare Get Sidetracked and Burren Way launching scheme
- Walking trail maintained by Burren Way and Eoin Hogan
- Greenlife Fund and Irelandways.com providing funding
A ‘Burren Way Volunteer Warden Scheme‘ has been launched this week in County Clare, in Lough Avalla Farm Loop. The 114km walking trail is to be inspected on a monthly basis by volunteer wardens, mostly local landowners and walking guides, who will patrol their particular sections and report problems to Eoin Hogan, the Clare Rural Recreation Officer. It’s a reasonably large task to undertake- the walk starts in Lahinch, goes across the Burren, and includes the Cliffs of Moher coastal trail which has had over half a million walkers in 2015. Trail Wardens include Pat Sweeney, Eileen Jeuken, Mary Howard, Sarah Clancy, and Eoin Hogan.
The Greenlife Fund supports a project each year at one of Greenlife Tours’ destinations (Camino de Stantiago, Via Francigena, and Ireland) that encourages sustainable and responsible travel, or is inspirational for traveller. Previous winners have included an initiative by Rochelle Archibald and Michael Byrne who collected over 8,000 pieces of litter on the Camino Portugues, and “I’ll Push You“, the story of Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray who travelled 500 miles of the Camino despite Justin’s progressive neuromuscular disease which has left him in a wheelchair. The Greenlife Fund is open for 2017 applications.
Roland Monsegu, director of Greenlife Tours Limited: “We are delighted to support this great new program with the Greenlife Fund for 2016. The Burren Way is one of the most beautiful trails in Ireland. Having expert volunteers to help maintain the trail is a fantastic initiative.”
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