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Wicklow Way – Part 7: Shillelagh to Clonegal

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Wicklow Way – Part 7: Shillelagh to Clonegal, Carnew

Your last and final day! 3km of quiet country roads lead you to a forest entrance on the right. If you wish to visit Shillelagh; instead of entering the forest continue on the road until you reach a cross road, turn left and you’ll reach Shillelagh (journey distance: 3km). Along the next section of route you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views south and Mount Leinster dominating the skyline. After some pleasant rambles you’ll arrive on the public road and the last 4.7km of this epic journey.

Grade: Moderate, the route is marked with yellow marker poles
Distance: 20km
Estimated time: 6hrs
Total height climbed: 350m
Highest point: 390m
Terrain underfoot: public road, forest track and exposed mountain trail
Suitable for: parts of this route are on open mountain and should only be undertaken by those who are fully equipped with rainwear, warm clothing, food and strong footwear.
Notes:  Open mountain- very exposed to weather, can be difficult to navigate as you leave the forest if weather is poor.

How to get to start point: Kilquiggan, Shillelagh

  • GPS FOR START POINT: 52.778782,-6.584515
  • GPS FOR END POINT: 52.695711,-6.64866
  • No public transport. Nearest Train Station: Gorey 31km
  • A limited bus service runs to Shillelagh: www.buseireann.ie
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