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Route Insurance

Most national way mark way and Failté Ireland loop routes are insured under a national policy. Once you walking route has been inspected and approved by the National Waymark Ways you can request your county council to submit your route to be listed under this national policy.

There has never been a case in the country where walkers have successfully won a case against a land owner or a walking route committee over the past 20 years.

Walking route committees can also get insurance from JLT Insurers




The Community and Enterprise Division of the county councils have also an insurance company which will provide insurance for walking routes.



New Routes

There are numerous new walking routes being developed in the country. Failté Ireland are increasing the amount of loop routes on a monthly basis. The biggest walking route project in the country is the Beara Brefne Walking Route which is following the historic march of O'Sullivan Bere of 1602. This route is being developed by 65 community groups in partnership with 11 county councils. For further information on this route please check out www.bearatourism.com