Way to go: Warren Point Loop, Co Roscommon
Published 21/05/2011 | 05:00
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.
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).