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Hill Walking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk: Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:  Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk: 3-4km

Difficulty Level: Medium challenge

Features: The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities: Oldcastle and Kells are close by

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Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath 

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Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk

Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk is a 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km waymarked National Loop.  It covers varying landscape of forest and bogland.  The terrain is flat and uneven and walking boots are recommended.  The first section of this looped walk takes you through a tranquil Coillte forest, where there is a coniferous forestry plantation located on high bog. 

Girley Bog Car Park
(off N52 Road)
Kells 
Co. Meath

53°41'06.8"N  6°56'46.1"W

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Kells Historic Trail

Kells, or Ceanannas Mór, meaning Great Fort, was known to be a royal residence before St. Colmcille established a religious settlement in Kells in 550. It is considered by many historians to be one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. A walk through the town will lead visitors to realise that its physical treasures are the monastic layout of the town. The trail commences at the Town Hall and Tourist information point (located beside the Headfort Arms Hotel at Headfort Place) where you will find parking.

+353 (0) 46 9248856
kellstouristoffice@meathcoco.ie

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62

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Navan Points of Pride Town Walk

Navan, Ireland's floral town, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, is a vibrant business, shopping and tourist destination with plenty to interest the modern visitor. The Navan Points of Pride town walk starts at the Solstice Arts Centre and is 4km long. Navan also offers the stunning Ramparts Canal Walk along the Boyne if you wish to turn your short walk into an adventure.

At a leisurely pace it can be completed in approximately 2 hours and profiles the following points:

+353 (0) 46 9092300
touristinfo@solsticeartscentre.ie

Solstice Arts Centre and Tourism Information Point,
Railway St,
Navan,
Co. Meath

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Royal Canal Greenway

The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in cosmopolitan Maynooth, it follows the 200 year old canal through charming Enfield and lively Mullingar to charming Cloondara in Longford, with cafés, picnic spots and attractions along the way. Rustic and industrial landscapes combine, with rolling fields, pretty waterside villages, working locks and historic landmarks. Cycle between any of the main towns and return by train to where you started.

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Slane Historic Trail

One of Ireland’s most well-known towns, Slane has been shaped by centuries of continuity, personal commitment and constant reinvention. Legend says that over 1500 years ago, St Patrick lit a fire that signalled a transformation in Ireland’s identity.

+353 (0) 41 9824000
visitslane@gmail.com

Slane Hub and Tourism Centre,
2 Main Street,
Slane,
Co. Meath

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Trim Castle River Walk

This tranquil river walk commences at Trim Castle and finishes at the ruins of the 13th century town of Newtown, providing a glimpse of life in Trim in the Middle Ages.

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