Developing and Enhancing Monaghan’s Recreation Ways


About the Course


This Course will train and mentor interested parties to use Design Thinking to develop a plan for the enhancement and establishment of new and existing recreation ways in Monaghan.

What is a 'recreation way'?

A recreation way is a route that connects lots of amenities for locals and visitors to enjoy, such as beauty spots, historical or cultural places, and businesses. These activity spots are often linked by cycle and walkways, or roads. There are many benefits to investing in recreational ways, from boosting the local economy and tourism, to encouraging healthy travel and biodiversity measures.

The people of Monaghan have already submitted many ideas to our Challenge Bank that could be developed to help enhance the county's existing recreational ways, such as:
- a Greenway from Ballybay to Castleblayney
- Biking in Monaghan
- Arts on Wheels
- Living Arts Trail in Monaghan
- Create New Community Woodlands

If you are interested in becoming a part of the re-imagining & implementation of these recreational ways, register for this course. Innovating Communities courses are led by Design Thinking experts and community volunteer 'co-trainers' to help training teams tackle projects like these.

Our Design Thinking-led training teaches valuable skills that can be used to create people-centred, innovative plans in response to challenges or opportunities like the one above. You will also have access to 1-on-1 mentoring from your trainer and co-trainer. Co-trainers are volunteers from your county with knowledge and/or experience in community action.

The schedule will be determined once an interested Team have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course length can vary between 21 and 42 hours of training based on the availability of the Team and the weight of the Challenge. You and your Team will be expected to commit to weekly training sessions, typically 2 hours in length. The team will also conduct community research and outreach during various stages of the course, between sessions.

Image courtesy of Fáilte Ireland.

Development Group, Natural Resources, Biodiversity, Health And Wellbeing, Children And Families, Tourism, Place & Space

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