GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY

Additional Trails

Rockfleet Castle Trail

Additional Trails

Distance

19 km

Difficulty

A moderate cycle – a long hike

Ascent

44m

Trailhead

Derradda – 53.9038696, -9.5867045

Terrain

Minor roads, bog roadways, Greenway

Duration

2.5 hours by bike – 5 hours hiking

Minimum Gear

Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid & mobile phone

Services

Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Achill

Rockfleet Castle Trail

Additional Trails
19 km - moderate

A real treat for the heritage explorer. The trail passes Rockfleet Castle, former home of Granuaile/Grace O’Malley, the 16th century Pirate Queen. St Brendan the Navigator is commemorated at Killeen. There is a well there that bears the saints name. At Newfield the landlord James Hunter was assassinated in 1869. 

The Greenway that carries the walker or cyclist back to Derrada was once a railway line that linked Westport and Achill Island, through Newport. 

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