Walking the MacGiolla Phadraig Way

PEOPLE of all ages are invited to walk the popular 17 kilometre MacGiollaPhadraig Way from Durrow to Gathabawn this Easter Sunday.

PEOPLE of all ages are invited to walk the popular 17 kilometre MacGiollaPhadraig Way from Durrow to Gathabawn this Easter Sunday.

The way which takes an estimated fours hours is promoted by South Laois and North Kilkenny Tourism groups. Registration and walk fee of €5 will commence from 11.30am. The walk will leave the church car park at Durrow at noon and continue by Ballykealy at approximately 1pm and Cullahill Mountain at 2.30pm where intended walkers can join at the trail head. This particular location boasts spcetacular scenery whare seven counties come into view. Also at this point a monument bush stands to commemorate the spot whare legend has it that Brian MacGiollapadraig was slain by Cromwells men.

At the conclusion of the walk lunch will be served in Mackeys Bar Gathabawn. A fee paying shuttle bus will also be available throughout the day. The route will be marked from the start in the direction of Gathabawn with points of interest highlighted and there will be a designated water point at the Cummer Well on Cullahill Mountain.

Further information is available from Vincent O’Sullivan (087) 4168549 or Mackeys Bar Gathabawn on (087) 6452980. Raffle tickets will be available on the day with the draw held in Mackey’s immediately after the walk.