The Suck Valley Way on the borders of West Roscommon and East Galway, incorporating part of the O'Sullivan Bere walking way, offers you an opportunity to experience the beauty, peace and tranquility of this beautiful walk in Ireland.
Suck Valley Way - self-guided walking tourDURATION: 7 days
Tour DATES: any date (April - Sept)
GROUP SIZE: individuals
ACCOMMODATION: selected B&Bs
MEALS: 6 dinners, 6 Irish breakfasts, 5 packed lunches
TRANSFERS: luggage transfer, all transfers to and from walks, transfer to/from Castlerea train station
MISCELLANEOUS: detailed route notes and maps
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Short daily itinerary:day 1: Arrival in the small town of Castlerea. If you arrive in train or bus station we will collect you and bring you to the B&B for your first night. If time allows you may consider visit of Clonalis House, a 19th century mansion open to the public. Your maps and information pack will be at your B&B.
day 2: Start on the way of the Suck Valley Way walking trail. On the way you will pass Ballintober village with its castle originally built by the O'Conor clan in the 13th century. Stay the night in B&B near the village of Dunamon, where dinner will be served for you.
day 3: Continue on your way passing Caslecoote where you can see an old watermill, through meadows beside the river to Castlestrange. The La Tene Stone located here is of interest (it is more than 2000 years old). Follow the river bank you will reach the town of Athleague, where you will stay the night (18km).
day 4: The walking today winds through fields, along minor roads following the bends of the river first to Mount Tabor before heading for a stretch of raised bog, where turf is still cut by hand, and then into the woods of the desmesne of Aughane Castle. You will pass what is left of Abbey Grey Fort (destroyed by Cromwell) before heading for Mount Mary (20Kkm).
day 5: Mount Mary (164m) is the highest point of this self-guided walking trail. You will pass the village of Cregg, with its monument to Charles Parnell Stuart, passing ringforts and lakes before arriving at Glinsk (20km).
day 6: The walk continues through a mixture of pasture and bogland to Ballymoe and further north back to Castlerea. Castlerea was the birthplace of Sir William Wilde, husband of "Speranza", and father of Oscar Wilde, and in his own right a noted antiquary. Stay for one last night in B&B, dinner as always included (22km).
day 7: breakfast and departure.
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