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.
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.