GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY
Middle Distance – Moderate
Newport – 53.8834951, -9.5458853
Minor roads, bog roadways, Greenway
Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid & mobile phone
Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Achill
Many of the placenames in this area have the prefix Derry, meaning an oak wood. Small remnants of the woods remain here and there. Ireland was once covered in extensive woodland. The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed extensive cutting of these woods. Derrintaggart Lough means the oak wood lake of the priest, perhaps a priest lived nearby in penal times.