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From left: Jer O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA, with Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer with Mental Health Ireland, Kate O’Brien from Tintern Trails, Charlie Burke from Coillte, John Kelly, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell at the Green Ribbon Walk and Talk at Tintern Abbey.

From left: Jer O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA, with Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer with Mental Health Ireland, Kate O’Brien from Tintern Trails, Charlie Burke from Coillte, John Kelly, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell at the Green Ribbon Walk and Talk at Tintern Abbey.

Organisers and walkers at the Tintern trails before the start of the Green Ribbbon Walk.

Organisers and walkers at the Tintern trails before the start of the Green Ribbbon Walk.

Phelim and Mairead Kavanagh.

Phelim and Mairead Kavanagh.

Marian and Billy Smith.

Marian and Billy Smith.

From left: Deputy Verona Murphy with Charlie Burke, Coillte, Ger O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA, Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer Mental Health Ireland, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell.

From left: Deputy Verona Murphy with Charlie Burke, Coillte, Ger O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA, Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer Mental Health Ireland, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell.

Robyn Murphy with Billy Downes and Deputy Verona Murphy.

Robyn Murphy with Billy Downes and Deputy Verona Murphy.

From left: Ger O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA with Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer with Mental Health Ireland, Kate O’Brien from Tintern Trails, Charlie Burke from Coillte, John Kelly, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell at the Green Ribbon Walk and Talk at Tintern Abbey.

From left: Ger O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA with Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer with Mental Health Ireland, Kate O’Brien from Tintern Trails, Charlie Burke from Coillte, John Kelly, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell at the Green Ribbon Walk and Talk at Tintern Abbey.

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From left: Jer O’Mahony, Chairman Wexford IFA, with Mary Cummins, Promotion Officer with Mental Health Ireland, Kate O’Brien from Tintern Trails, Charlie Burke from Coillte, John Kelly, Alice Doyle and Patrick Hipwell at the Green Ribbon Walk and Talk at Tintern Abbey.

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FIFTY people attended the first Green Ribbon mental health awareness promotion Walk & Talk IFA See Change walk at Tintern woods.

"We had a great response. It was our first time ever doing it in Wexford," IFA chairperson of the Wexford farm families committee,” Alice Doyle said.

Enjoying glorious sunshine, the crowd went for a 3.5km walk on one of the Coillte trails.

Kate O’Brien from the Tintern Trails committee welcomed everyone and development officer with Mental Health Ireland Mary Cummins spoke about the benefits of walking and being out and about in the fresh air.

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Wexford IFA chairperson Jer O’Mahoney stressed the importance of making the most of Wexford’s many amenities and Coillte spokesperson Charlie Burke highlighted the fact that Ireland’s forests and woods are free to visit. He invited everyone to go explore the country’s Coillte woods, saying Tintern ranks among the most beautiful of all of the forests in Ireland.

Ms Doyle said she was thrilled to have the Walk & Talk event in Tintern.

She said it was great to see people meeting up again now that Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, adding that it was lovely to host the event in Tintern, as Avondale has been the chosen venue in recent years. 


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