A major review is being launched into the historic Táin Trail walking route leading through the Shannonside region.
The Táin Trail leads through Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath and Louth and is the trail followed by Queen Maeve in the famous Cattle Raid of Cooley two thousand years ago.
Fáilte Ireland has initiated a review the route which hopes to transform it to an internationally recognized walking, hiking, cycling and driving route.
The organization has issued an invitation to tender to identify a supplier that will undertake a review and audit of the current Táin Trail offering and help improve it in a variety of ways.
It's hoped the successful applicant will develop a plan to re-optimise and re imagine the route including strategies over access, orientation, signage, interpretation, sustainability and transportation.
Fiona Dunne, Manager of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands says the Trail could be a major tourism artery for both national and international tourism: