Kilranelagh Rings Guided Walking Tour Special now

Sunday 28th January 2024
Location: Boleycarrigeen
Hear about the history and engaging legends associated with Kilranelagh. Learn about the mysterious Tuatha De Danann and the fascinating heroes of old. Get away into nature to explore our forgotten past. This is the real ancient Ireland, where you’ll escape the crowds and find the Ireland you’ve always dreamed of.
We will start at the Boleycarrigeen entrance barrier to Kilranelagh hill.
From there our walk will take us past the view of the huge hill figures on Keadeen and hear the fascinating legend associated with it.
We will then make our way past a ruined house on our way to find a cairn hidden away in a beautiful forest clearing.
After that we will visit the Boleycarrigeen stone circle. From here we will also take in the views of Keadeen’s mysterious Cursus and Cairn.
We will finish the tour with Crossoona Rath with its Ogham stone and the battle place of Michael Dwyer and the Irish rebels.
The fascinating stories associated with each place will transport you to another time and place. These sites are not easily accessed without guidance, they are hidden gems, untouched and wild, not to be missed.
Please note: The walk is about 2.5 hours long and is a hill walk on uneven ground, so please wear appropriate footwear for hillwalking and bring warm waterproof clothing in case of bad weather. Please also bring a snack and something to drink.
Directions and Parking:
Follow the directions on Google maps to Kilranelagh Graveyard. Keep going straight past the sign to the graveyard which you will see on your right. Follow the narrow road which will incline steadily with a few gentle twists. Just before the road starts to slope steeply downwards you will see a forest entry barrier gate. Across the road from the barrier there is space for parking for a few cars. Please do not obstruct the barrier gate when parking.
Other Kilranelagh tours:
There are 3 walking tours on Kilranelagh hill for different interests and fitness levels – to view the other tours, please follow this link:
Organisers Website

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