I doubt that it had anything to do with Suil Eile at the time I was there! Plenty families and couples walking both ways from Clonmel. The Suil Eile walk was further down from Carrick to Kilsheelan.
its impossible to enjoy a walk with the bicycles, I have stopped using it as it dangerous for children.
I don't blame the bicycles - I blame the council for building a narrow path and then encouraging bicycles and walkers.