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Half Day Famine Walk Trail

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We follow the historic route of the Famine Walk from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge, where the people of Louisburgh and surrounding areas made the journey 

in desperate hope for food in 1849.

On our travels we stop off at Glenkeen Farm for a FREE cup of tea or coffee and at certain times of year get treated to a free sheepdog trial.

From here we cycle onto the famine memorial erected to commemorate the people who died on this tradgic journey. The monument overlooks Doo Lough lake

named for its dark appearance in the shadow of the surrounding mountains.

We cycle along the road hugging the shore of Doo Lough onto Delphi Lodge where the people of 1849 made the journey in the hope for food.

In 1849 the people were turned away from Delphi Lodge but in recent years Delphi Lodge have opened their gates to peolpe commemorating the famine walk and have

even planted a memorial garden in respect to the people who have lost their lifes in this tradgic time. We will get exclusive access to the grounds of Delphi Lodge and visit the memorial garden as part of our tour.

On our cycle back to Louisburgh the formation of the landscape from a glacial movement to the coast will be identified and admired on our journey home   

 

 

  • Time allowed for food/toilet stops and photographs
  • Items included: bike rental, tour guide, safety equipment, secure free car parking, map, certificate of completion and FREE bike bottle FREE Tea/Coffee.
  • Items not included which may be required: back pack (bag), cycle shorts, rain gear, camera.
  • Cost: €35 per person

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Westport Cycle Tours

Bertra House, Bertra Road, Murrisk, Westport, Co Mayo, Email: info@westportcycletours.com 

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