Walking

The Ballyhoura Way

The Ballyhoura Way is a wlaking route based on the remembrance of the bitter march endured by the O’Sullivan Bere clan during the winter of 1602-1603…

The Ballyhoura Way is based upon the remembrance of the bitter march endured by the O’Sullivan Bere clan during the winter of 1602-1603. After fleeing from Dunboy Castle on the Beara Peninsula, the O’Sullivan Bere made their way under constant harassment northwards to Leitrim. Of over a thousand of the Clan who left Dunboy, only thirty-five completed the journey. The Ballyhoura Way was officially opened by President Mary Robinson and stretches from John’s Bridge to Limerick junction.

Blackwater Way

There is a wonderful variety of mapped and marked walks, not least the way-marked Blackwater Way, to be encountered in the Blackwater Valley: loop walks, forest walks, heritage trails, themed trails and scenic strolls, information on which can be obtained in Churchtown.



Walking