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Activity Experiences

Patrick & the pagan hills


Day Out


From £25.00  (Convert)

based on a group of 4

About the Experience

The Walk

Beginning at Saul the place that Patrick set out to change the face of Ireland forever. Visiting his first church we discover the history of this 1600 year old site. From here we walk along a quiet country lane to Ballystokes, an old clachan on the Lecale Way.

Heading north we arrive at Loughmoney the source of the river slaney. In the fields surrounding this lake are numerous Neolithic monuments left by the ancient druids. skiting the lake we pass under the shadow of Slieve-na-Griddle. This is one of the monst prominent hills for miles around, names after a cairn on its summit.

Exploring the geology of the landscape discove what it is that connects this part of Ireland to Counties Cork and Kerry. Heading to Ballyalton we follow Annabelle's Loney back to Saul. This ancient bridle path is one of the areas ancient chapel pads.

The Food

No tour of this area would be complete without a local dish. Paddy's Barn offers a fantastic selection of local food.

Further Information

- The walk is 4 miles and circular, returning to the start point.

- Terrain can be uneven in places. Waterproof and sensible walking shoes are advised.

- The route will use quiet public highways, laneways, and open grassland (there may be roaming livestock).

- The tour lasts 2.5 hours, food is served afterwards.

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Walk the Lecale Peninsula

9 Crossmore Road, Ardglass, Downpatrick
+44(0)78 3544 1933

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