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National Pilgrim Paths Week

Easter Saturday, 26th March 2016 – Pilgrim walk from Ballinahoun to Clonmacnois

Depart Bord na Mona level crossing 5km west of Ballinahoun at 10:00am on Sat 26th March. *Note change of starting point from previous years due to recent wet conditions

12km walk – bring walking boots, backpack, waterproof clothing, water and picnic lunch.
The walk starts with a 2 hour crossing of the bog alongside the railway line. From there, take the Old Pilgrim Road for a further 1.5 hours via Nun’s Church to arrive in Clonmacnois. Estimated total time is 3.5 hours + stops

BOOKING IS REQUIRED Email: bookpilgrimwalk@gmail.com or phone Mark on 087 3585285 Booking essential as there will be bus back to starting point (Approx. €5 charge) We will have a short stop in a pub in Shannonbridge for food and/or drink.
DIRECTIONS TO STARTING POINT – Grid Reference: N 060 339
FROM ATHLONE :
Take N62 from Athlone towards Ballinahown. About 1km BEFORE Ballinahown TURN RIGHT onto L5407. (This turn occurs on a series of bends after a straight stretch of road.)
Follow directions below on L5407
TOWARDS ATHLONE:
From Ballinahown take N62 about 1km and TURN LEFT on to L5407.
Drive 5km on L5407. After about 4.5km TURN LEFT at T Junction and park up at bog railway level crossing area. Walkers will be brought back to here by bus (charge approx. €5)- ETA back at starting point is 4.30pm
More Details: www.pilgrimpath.ieStorymap Link (Storymap is included below)
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