Deputy Noel Coonan has welcomed the launch of the Beara-Breifne Way Marketing Plan saying this is another step in an exciting tourism initiative which he has been associated with during past years. This cycle and walk route incorporates scenic parts of Tipperary.
“In May 2013 I organised for An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, to launch the Beara Breifne Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport in the Mansion House. Last Thursday marked another step in the development of this impressive initiative.
“This is Ireland’s longest walking trail which travels down the spine of Ireland from Breifne in Leitrim to Beara in Cork; and celebrates some of County Tipperary’s natural beauty and history. Ormond Way in Ballingarry, Roscrea is one of the walking trails on the route and Multeen Tourism Co-Op in South Tipperary is also involved in the walkway,” said Deputy Coonan.
“The Beara Breifne Way Marketing Plan took place in Toomevara. This tourism attraction has huge potential linking many villages and towns along the backbone of Ireland. It will promote our local heritage and attract tourists to County Tipperary, in turn generating revenue in the locality,” he said.
Deputy Coonan praised everyone who had brought the idea to fruition and to the community groups along the Beara Breifne Way from Cork to Cavan.
The trail is based on the historic 14-day march of O’Sullivan Bere in 1603 in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale. Reconstructions of the famous march have been aired on RTE.
“I am more than pleased to be associated with this exciting initiative,” said Deputy Coonan.