Clogher Bog Loop Walk

The Clogher Bog Eco Walk is an 8km National Waymarked Loop Walk. It covers varying landscape of hedgerows, woodland and bogland and follows quite country lanes and bog tracks. The terrain is flat and uneven.

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The Walk in a Nutshell

  • Distance : 8 Kilometres

  • Start Point : Clogher Heritage Centre

  • End Point : Clogher Heritage Centre

  • Time : 2-3 Hours

  • Grade : 2

  • Difficulty : Moderate

  • Dogs : Not permitted

  • Essential : Comfortable walking shoes and rainwear

  • Services : None

  • Project contact : Phone +353 94 9360891

  • Emergency contact : Phone 999 or 112 for emergency services

Further Detail on the Walk

The first section of this looped walk takes you through some areas of Fenland and along bog tracks through a lowland blanket bog, a rare habitat in the E.U. and one that is becoming increasingly scarce and under threat in Ireland. This living, breathing, unspoilt bogland is teeming with wildlife. There is a wonderful variety of birdlife, plant and animal life and this is displayed through a number of interpretive panels along the walk. Listen out for the birdsong as you walk.

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The next section takes you along quiet country lanes where you can admire trees and flora of the hedgerow, before entering active farmland. We follow a section of the ancient Tochar that once led from Rathcroghan in County Roscommon to the ritual site of Cruachan Aigle(Croagh Patrick) .This section is through Hazel Woodland and has an amazing variety of flora. The final section brings you to an early Patrician Church at Drum Cemetery and in the adjoining lands, the remains of a Caiseal, once a resting place for pilgrims making their way to Croagh Patrick. Many simple uninscibed stones mark the resting place of victims of the great famine .You can even see what is believed to be the imprint of St. Patrick’s footprint, on a stone behind the graveyard. A quiet boithrín leads you back to starting point at Clogher Heritage Complex.

Leave no Trace The Clogher Heritage Centre promotes the outdoor recreation principles of the Leave No Trace programme. See the website Leave No Trace for further details.

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