A large number of people are expected to participates in this Saturday’s Eastern Harps GAA Healthy Club Committee organised ‘Castle to Cave Camino’.
The Camino will be a 34 km looped walk which will commence at Eastern Harps clubhouse in Keash. Walkers will be treated to breath-taking scenery which will include mountains, rivers and lakes as they amble along quiet boreens, grassy lanes and old bog roads. A guided map will illustrate where Cormac Mac Airt was born, a brief history of Ballinafad Castle and point out the origins of stories of folklore dating back thousands of years ago.
The route continues along historical trail roads taking in the Caves of Keash, Templevanny, Corricknahorna, Aughanagh, Ballinafad , Bunnadubber, Limnagh Bog, then crossing over the R295 and continuing over by Derrygola, Dernaskeagh, on to Toomour, Daughloonagh before getting back to base.
All of these locations are steeped in history, folklore myths and legends which we will share with you over the coming weeks. There are spectacular views over the landscape of county Sligo from the back of Ceis Chorainn on to Templevanney with assent and decent views over Lough Arrow, Ballinafad Village and Ballinafad Castle also the Curlieu Mountains are running in close proximity to the famed Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs.
Walkers can stop off at the Community Café in Ballinafad for refreshments before you head off again passing the Red Earls Road and taking the assent towards Limnagh Bog. You will arrive back to Knockoconnor and the Eastern Harps GAA clubhouse for a hot meal.
(Image courtesy Castle to Cave Camino Facebook)