Looking for walkers! Join us on our annual Castle to Castle Walk
Join us and work up an appetite before Easter Sunday on our annual Castle to Castle Walk. The walk will start at Blarney Castle on Easter Saturday morning at 10am. The old Mallow route is idyllic and picturesque, as you walk over the bridge at Waterloo, near the round tower and then on towards the townland of Garrycloyne and on to Rathduff, where you take a short break.
From Ballyhillogoe Cross Roads, you will walk on to Analeentha and then on to your final destination of Mourneabbey, where light refreshments will be available at the Railway Bar. From here, there is a beautiful view of Barrett's Castle on the hill, which is now standing in ruins, like medieval standing stones.
Location: Blarney Castle to Barrett's Castle.
Suggested donation: €25
For further information on registration or sponsor cards, please contact the organiser Ger O Donoghue on 087 9681862 or contact Anne Burns on lo-call 1850 506 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Historial points en-route:
- Blarney Castle is a well known historical site. The castle dates back to the 10th century, however the third castle was built by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in 1446.
- Waterloo round tower was built in the mid 19th century.
- Mourneabbey has a colourful history. Tomas MacCurtain, former Lord Mayor of Cork hailed from this parish & also it was the Site of the 1921 Ambush.
- Barrett's Castle belonged to the Desmond Fitzgerald's before being destroyed in 1651.
We look forward to welcoming you.