Walks

Ballaghaderreen Town Walk

Take a leisurely walk around Ballaghaderreen taking in the historic and modern landmarks of the town. The magnificent cathedral, the towns oldest house, Dillon House and the old Convent of Mercy are all included on the walk. View the map below and click on the link below to get information on the points marked on it. Enjoy your walk!

A_Ballaghadereen_Front_Final (1)> Information on the town’s landmarks

Bog land Trails 

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of  the local Irish bog land as  you walk or cycle these lopped  route ways. The start of these trails is located 3km from Ballaghaderreen at Coolaghthane Bridge.  All points of interest are marked on the large map board at the start of the walks and the routes are clearly signposted. Information maps are available from the Community Resource Centre and various locations in Ballaghaderreen.

Four looped and sign-posted walk and cycle ways

Four looped and sign-posted walk and cycle ways

Walking Trails in Gorthaganny

Explore the walking trails around Gorthaganny. The starting point is outside the villages national school where the walking map is located.  All our points of interest are marked on the map like the Dermot Earley memorial, St. Mary’s Church and Errit Lake. Explore all seven trails or choose the distance that suits you, click on the link below to view the walking  map 🙂

Gorthaganny Walking Trails

Enjoy the peace and tranquility on Gorthaganny’s Carrowbehy bog walking trail. See the wonderful selection of wildlife and wildflowers that inhabit Roscommon’s bogs. Click on the link below to check out our scenic bog walking route.

Carrowbehy Bog Road

 Kilrooan Golden Mile Walk in Lisacul

The Golden Mile is an environmental competition run by Roscommon County Council each year. The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of the importance of hedgerows within our landscape on a community level. It is aimed at community groups. A mile of hedgerow along a country road is chosen while the aim is to maintain and enhance it as well as other man made features along that mile.

Kilrooan Golden Mile contains a section of modern roadway that is in daily use. Hawthorn dominated hedgerows line the roadway. On entering the Golden Mile you are enclosed by a double hedgerow. The flora underneath it is typical of a woodland habitat. An abundance of ferna and butsan add to the mile. Conifer plantation borders a section of the walkway and the route then meets the old graveyard, a feature of great interest. Take a rest on the bench by the graveyard and we do hope that you enjoy are Golden Mile.