Tuesday 17 October 2017

Way to go: Warren Point Loop, Co Roscommon

MAP: OS of Ireland 1:50,000 Discovery 40; downloadable map/instructions (highly recommended) at discoverireland.ie/walking. GPS: satmap.com

TRAVEL: N61 Athlone-Roscommon; in Lecarrow, right by Coffey's pub (sign: 'Rindoon Castle'). On right bend in 3km, park by trailhead map at gate of St John's House.

WALK DIRECTIONS: Through gate, down drive; keep right of St John's House, and follow blue arrows round the peninsula and back to the start.

LENGTH: Three miles: allow two hours.

GRADE: Easy.

CONDITIONS: Field and woodland paths; wet/muddy in spots.


  • Town wall and towers.
  • Rindoon bluebell wood.
  • Parish church, windmill, castle and St John's Hospital.

REFRESHMENTS: Picnic (packed lunch if staying at St John's House).

ACCOMMODATION: St John's House, Rindoon, Lecarrow, Co Roscommon (090 666 1748; stjohnshouse.biz): friendly, comfortable.Doubles €70

READING: Lough Ree and its Islands by Sean Cahill, Gearoid O'Brien and Jimmy Casey (Three Counties Press 2006).

INFORMATION: Roscommon Tourist Office: Harrison Hall (090 662 6342).

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