BOG, ROCK AND LOUGH TRAIL

 



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BT1. Gleeson's
Our starting point is of course Gleeson's Townhouse and Restaurant right in the centr...(more)

Address:
The Square, Roscommon.
Phone: +353906626954
Email: info@gleesonstownhouse.com
URL: www.gleesonstownhouse.com
Lat: 53.63106 Lon: -8.191
BT2. Turn right for Creevy
Creevy turn off. You'll turning right for here. It's a busy road, but there is middle...(more)

Lat: 53.636433 Lon: -8.172455
BT3. Bog of Allen
Bog of Allen. You're already in the countryside and we tell you about Ireland's most ...(more)

Lat: 53.632781 Lon: -8.161039
BT4. Turn left at crossroads
Turn left at crossroads – Stop at this crossroads and once it is safe to move on, tur...(more)

Lat: 53.627386 Lon: -8.137736
BT5. Towards Kilteevin
There's a good stretch before you turn off for Kilteevin. Eamonn tells us what is aro...(more)

Lat: 53.627691 Lon: -8.136728
BT6. Turn right
This is a fairly acute right turn so be prepared for both this and the possibility of...(more)

Lat: 53.638824 Lon: -8.135891
BT7. St. Joseph's GAA club
St Joe's GAA – Another great institution in Ireland is the Gaelic Athletic Associatio...(more)

Lat: 53.638074 Lon: -8.133059
BT8. Turn right at Kilteevin
Turn right at Kilteevin – the small village of Kilteevin can claim a famous son that ...(more)

Lat: 53.635517 Lon: -8.125548
BT9. Turn left for Mass Rock
Turn left for Mass Rock – You'll be turning left for a visit to the famous Kilteevin ...(more)

Lat: 53.635122 Lon: -8.114862
BT10. Mass Rock parking
Mass Rock parking – After several hundred metres, you'll come to a bend in the road. ...(more)

Lat: 53.631544 Lon: -8.107926
BT11. Mass Rock
Mass Rock – In the middle of the field in front of you is the mass rock. These days, ...(more)

Lat: 53.631229 Lon: -8.106279
BT12. Turn left
Turn left – You'll be returning back onto the L1806. It's a busy road, so be careful ...(more)

Lat: 53.633869 Lon: -8.113317
BT13. Bumpy bog road
Bumpy bog road – Eamonn explains to us why this road is so bumpy in his own inimitabl...(more)

Lat: 53.633874 Lon: -8.113985
BT14. Turn left towards the bog
Left for the bog – We enter the bog in earnest, a landscape that is both bare and bea...(more)

Lat: 53.621367 Lon: -8.107953
BT15. Gleeson family turf patch
Gleeson turf patch – Eamonn tells us about this hallowed patch which kept the fires b...(more)

Lat: 53.623314 Lon: -8.090937
BT16. Turn right to Cloonlarge
Right for Cloonlarge – You will be carrying on this narrow road. You'll be taking a r...(more)

Lat: 53.623505 Lon: -8.078578
BT17. Twists
Twists – The road become very bendy here, but rest assured you are on the right section.

Lat: 53.612444 Lon: -8.05536
BT18. Turn right after shed
Right after shed – Once you see a stone shed on the left hand side, you are close to ...(more)

Lat: 53.6107 Lon: -8.053558
BT19. River Hind
We pass by the river Hind once again – it featured several times on the Mote Park Tra...(more)

Lat: 53.604316 Lon: -8.06488
BT20. 50/80 km signage
50/80 – Here's a great bit of Irish skulduggery where some wag has changed one of the...(more)

Lat: 53.595838 Lon: -8.063622
BT21. Turn left
Turn left – At this T junction, you will be turning left for Portrunny marina. Please...(more)

Lat: 53.595243 Lon: -8.065314
BT22. Portrunny
Portrunny marina is a great facility for water users along the Shannon involving the ...(more)

URL: www.waterwaysireland.org/...
Lat: 53.592836 Lon: -8.063246
BT23. Straight on by Lough Ree
On by Lough Ree Further is lovely quiet road that skirts Lough Ree – ideal for a picnic.

Lat: 53.590301 Lon: -8.059805
BT24. Lough Ree
Lough Ree (Irish: Loch Rí or Loch Ríbh) is the second of the three major lakes on the...(more)

Address:
Portrunny, Roscommon.
Lat: 53.587277 Lon: -8.052034
BT25. Bogging
In the audio piece, we explain what the curious Irish term ‘bogging' means! Anyone lo...(more)

URL: www.slang.ie/index.php
Lat: 53.590378 Lon: -8.060007
BT26. Straight on
On you way back from Portrunny, you will be heading straight on rather than returning...(more)

Lat: 53.594757 Lon: -8.065541
BT27. Perch and silage
Eamonn tells us a great story about his childhood fishing at Portrunny. He then tells...(more)

Lat: 53.595867 Lon: -8.068557
BT28. Crossroads
Be careful at the crossroads – you do not have right of way and cars travel at speed ...(more)

Lat: 53.602106 Lon: -8.09864
BT29. Turn right onto N61
Turn right onto N61 An even busier road awaits here so again, be careful before takin...(more)

Lat: 53.605888 Lon: -8.124154
BT30. Lynch's beech trees
As you drive back into Roscommon Town, you'll notice a fine array of trees lining the...(more)

Lat: 53.612024 Lon: -8.136277
BT31. The 3 Hs
The three ‘H's' are homes (nursing), hospital and Hyde and are explained by Eamonn in...(more)

Lat: 53.62322 Lon: -8.166049
BT32. Back to the townhouse
If you've any questions on anything you've seen on the route, feel free to ask Eamonn...(more)

Lat: 53.626953 Lon: -8.18151