Sport Ireland Trails is the unit within Sport Ireland that coordinates the recreational trails programme. This work is guided by the Irish Trails Strategy which was published by the Irish Sports Council in 2007.
Increase awareness about Irish trails and the range of activities and pursuits that can be undertaken on trails.
Inform trail policy at National level
Guide, facilitate and monitor the planning, provision and maintenance of trails at local (county) and regional levels
Develop a strategic national trails development plan
Establish a classification system for Irish trails and agree /monitor trail standards
Provide a technical advisory service on all new trail development projects, ensuring compliance with recommended standards
Coordinate a trail quality assurance programme
Maintain an up to date register of all approved trail developments
Coordinate trail education & training for the Irish trail community
Carry out research to assist the development of trails in Ireland