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Rights of way can be controversial

Rights of way can be controversial

Rights of way can be controversial

Q I am writing to you on behalf of an elderly friend of mine regarding rights of way. There are three different right of ways going through an adjoining sports facility, one of which travels on through another farmer's yard. The right of ways are marked on the maps. As my friend is getting older he is anxious to register these rights of way as soon as possible in case anything might happen to him and his sons/heirs might have difficulty establishing the rights of way. We would appreciate some advice as how to proceed.

A Rights of Way are always a source of conversation and very often, a source of controversy between landowners in Ireland.

Simply put, a right of way occurs if you own a piece of land and in order to get to it you must pass over a piece of land or roadway which is owned by another. Rights of Way, are also known as easements. Easements include other rights for example, to cut turf, fishing rights etc.


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