3rd December 2023. Holly Walk. Camp.
Meeting Point; Old Gleannagalt station at 10:30
Starting and finishing point; Old Gleannagalt station.
Length; 4 miles, 6.5 KM.
Time; 3 hours 15 minutes.
Terrain; Minor surfaced road, boggy mountainside.
Maximum elevation; 1010 feet, 308 M.
We meet at the old railway station in Gleannagalt and follow a circular walk round the valley.
We initially descend the seldom used minor road to the magic well in the valley which has medicinal qualities, where we will partake of the glistening water. Then we will visit Brigid O’Connor’s sheep farm with her pet sheep Molly. Brigid will give a talk about the history and folklore of the area. Then we will walk through her land to gain access to the hill leading to our track upwards and back to our cars
Afterwards from 13:30 on we will go to Fitzgeralds Camp for finger food and celebrations.
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Mountaineering Ireland recognises that Hill walking and rambling are an activitity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their actions and involvement.