#100FITDays - Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail
On the weekends on your cardio days we decided you might need a bit of inspiration to get out in the fresh air and get those legs into action. So each week we'll be posting a walk of the week for you to check out from around the country. This week, Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail
Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail, Glangevlin, Co Cavan
Time: 1.5 hours
Terrain: Minor road and trackway
Start and Finish: Start at St Pat’s Hall (Glan Hall), in Glangevlin. Parking is available here.
The Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail takes you through a preserved rural Irish landscape, through old fields, past abandoned farmsteads, into the uplands surrounding the small village of Glangevlin.The landscape was the home of Sean Eamon Ruairi, the last native Irish speaker in west Cavan and serves as a reminder of days gone by.
Continue past the church, taking the first left up by the parochial house heading towards Cuilcagh Mountain. Veer left towards the townland of Eshveagh and Legglass. Cross a mountain stream past the sweathouse, an ancient form of sauna used to cure many ailments, and abandoned farmsteads. At this stage, tarmac becomes trackway at Legglass.
Head west past the Weavers House and sculpture memorial to Sean Eamon Ruairi, including some local poetry dedicated to his memory.There are picnic benches in place and wonderful views. Sean Eamon Ruairi’s homestead is down to the left and privately occupied.
Join the old Blacklion/Glangevlin road. Turn left to head for home.
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