A difficult five-eight hour hike to the tallest mountain in Connaught. Features dramatic rocks, spectacular scenery including mountains, beach, bog and coastline and including the ancient burial cairn purported to be of Diarmuid O Duibhne (who fled with Grainne on the eve of her wedding to Fionn MacCumhail). Distance is about 10km with about 800m of climbing. Rocky terrain includes steep open hillside, wet bog, sheep track and long grass. Requires very good fitness and strong walking boots with good ankle support, along with food, water and outdoor layers (waterproof jacket/trousers, fleece, hat, gloves. The Long-term weather is forecast suggests it will be mostly dry with occasional light showers and a fresh westerly wind and bright spells possible
The 21st Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle will take place on Sunday, June 12th 2016. This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland.
Cyclists will have a choice of a 45KM or a 120KM route through the picturesque setting of Connemara. Entry is FREE but we ask people to raise funds to support the fight against heart disease & stroke. Roadside assistance, support vehicles and plenty of refreshment stops will be provided on the day.
All cyclists must sign in on the morning at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion, Dangan, Galway between 7.15am – 815am, with the cycle start at 8.30am. Cyclists must return their sponsorship/donation at this time.
For full details, please click the FAQ link to the right.
Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, the 120KM Riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong, Maam, Maam Cross, Oughterard, Moycullen and will finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke.
The 45KM Riders will turn right onto the N59 and travel out to Oughterard and back to the finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre.