Rural Recreation Officers are also being appointed under the government's 'Walks Scheme'.
31 new walking trails are being added in 13 counties to boost outdoor recreation and rural tourism.
Under the Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’, Rural Recreation Officers are also being appointed to enhance outdoor amenities.
The Department of Rural and Community Development says it will work with over 2,400 landowners to open up the countryside to walkers, hikers and tourists.
The new trails include one in the midlands - the 23 kilometre Durrow Leafy Loop which will incorporate three landowners in Laois.