GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY
Shortest / Easiest
Tiernaur – GPS 53.903502, -9.689592
Minor roads, bog roadways, Greenway
Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid & mobile phone
Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Achill
The Glenthomas River flows into the Owengarve River, and both rivers meander through drumlin hills to reach the sea. The hiker can see stepping stones in the river below that were used to cross the ford bringing sheep and cattle to the commonage above the rail line. Commonages are large tracts of open mountain side owned by variable numbers of shareholders. As the name implies those shareholders graze the commonage with stock numbers related to their share size. A ruined railway cottage close to the greenway was once the home of a level crossing keeper, so busy was this crossing point.