Members Next Walk

10th July 2022.

All;       Cruach Mharthain and Ryan’s Daughter Walk

Area;          Dunquin.

Meeting Point ;         Annascaul at 10:00

Starting point;    Top of the Classach beside the radio masts.

Length;     6 miles,  10 KM.

Time;      3 to 4 hours.

Maximum Elevation;     1322 ft.  403 M.

Grade;     Moderate after initial steep ascent and slippery descent.

Terrain;        Open mountainside, cliff path.

Meeting in Annascaul at 10:00   we drive to Ventry and turn right at Paudie O’Shea’s pub.  We drive up to the Classach which is our starting point and then take some cars to the Blasket Centre (our finishing point).  We drive back to the Classach and begin our walk.   We ascend the rather steep slope to Cruach Mharthain.  This will take between 40 minutes and one hour dependinng on our fitness level.  The pain will be worth it because we have one of the best views in Kerry.  Wonderful scenery in every direction.   Then we descend in a Westerly direction to Kirrary, the Ryan’s Daughter village.  Continuing we folllow the excellent track built by the film company in 1970 before turning Northwards to Graigue.  We follow the main road Westwards for a short distance before walking the stony track to the top of Clogher Head.  Descending from the headland we have delightful cliff walk Southwards, passing Ryan’s Daughter School before finishing at the Blasket Centre.










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