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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: 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
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
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)