White Stone Bog Loop

Walk 1

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Photo:Killeen Loop Walk's Map

Killeen Loop Walk's Map

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Name: White Stone Bog Loop

Trailhead / Start Point: Killeen Community Centre

Distance: 7.2 kms

Estimated Time: Approximately 2 hours

Trail Waymarking: Green

Terrain:  Country Lanes, & Sandy Stony Paths

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Minimum Gear: Walking Shoes & Raingear

Os Discover Map: Sheet No 37

 

Starting from Killeen Crossroads, where the Map is located, walk along the right hand side of the road towards Killeen Church.

 

 

Photo:Killeen Village

Killeen Village

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Holy Family Church Killeen was built in 1897 as a halfway point between Louisburgh & Gowlan Churches.

 

 

Photo:Killeen Graveyard

Killeen Graveyard

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On your left is Killeen Graveyard which pre-dates the church and contains a prominent standing stone. Next to the Graveyard is Killeen Community Centre, Playschool and public playground.

 

 

Photo:Killeen Loop Walk Sign

Killeen Loop Walk Sign

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As you continue to the 1st marker sign you will see Holy Family National School Killeen on your right.  Opened in 1975, it covers a wide catchment area having replaced schools at Killadoon, Thallabawn, Cregganbawn and Carrownisky. The road leading to the school was built as famine relief work and is known locally as Botháir na Gericha.

 

 

Photo:Stone Bridge at start of Bog Road

Stone Bridge at start of Bog Road

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Notice the small bridge you cross on the main road as you approach the 2nd marker sign. This is the start of the “Bog Road” or “White Stone” turning off the main road to the right.

 

 

Photo:Clare Island

Clare Island

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Before you enter to your right, take a minute to enjoy the views of Roonith & Clare Island on your left.

Photo:Bog Road Entrance

Bog Road Entrance

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This is the start of the Bog Road, continue straight on the road unless the marker sign points otherwise.

Photo:Louch Laraha

Louch Laraha

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As you pass a small shed on your left take note of Lough Laraha.

Photo:Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick

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On your left is Croagh Patrick, straight ahead is the Delphi Valley, on your right is Aillemore hill. The view stretches all the way down Killadoon to the Atlantic. On a clear day you can see the Ocean Lodge Hotel Killadoon, and Clare Island with Achill behind it.

Photo:Pine Trees Along Walk

Pine Trees Along Walk

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As you pass a line of pine trees on your right, look to your left and admire the remains of tree stumps exposed by the bog land.  Straight ahead in the distance is Duggan Forest, with a tall signal mast visible on the left side of the hill.

Photo:Pine Forest

Pine Forest

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At the T-junction turn right and pass a line of pine trees on your left. You will now be walking down to a wooded area with trees on both sides of the road. As you leave the trees on your right are green fields, Clare Island and the view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo:Narrow Bridge

Narrow Bridge

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Now cross a small river on a narrow bridge.

Photo:Killeen Church and surrounding countryside viewed from Feenone

Killeen Church and surrounding countryside viewed from Feenone

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As the Bog Road meets the main road turn right and follow the road enjoying the views of Clare Island as Killeen Church comes back into view.

Photo:Bunleemshough River

Bunleemshough River

 

 

 

 

 

Continue along the road passing the right turn towards Holy Family National School. The bridge passes over the Bunleemshough river and the road sweeps right towards the crossroads at Killeen. You have now completed the Bog Road loop walk.

Photo:Blanket Bogs

Blanket Bogs

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Photo:You Never Know Who You Might Meet On Your Walk!

You Never Know Who You Might Meet On Your Walk!

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Photo:Mweelrea Mountain

Mweelrea Mountain

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Photo:Friendly Faces!

Friendly Faces!

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This page was added by Brige Woodward on 09/04/2013.
Comments about this page

Really good. It's a great walk with loads of lovely scenery.

By Aoife Woodward
On 08/05/2013

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