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Cloughjordan Welcomes The Beara-Breifne Way!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Cloughjordan Welcomes The Beara-Breifne Way! thumbnailPictured with the signage for the Beara-Breifne Way in Cloughjordan were Donald Austin, Breda Whelan, Bawney Hayes and Gearoid O Foighil

THE Cloughjordan Community Development Committee welcomes the installation of the new signage locally for the Beara-Breifne Way.

With the kind support of local landowners and working with The Ormond Way Association, the CCDC have worked to secure the local route way in recent months and with up 50 beds available in the village through local accommodation providers, Cloughjordan is well placed to become a `stop-over` location along the route.

Ireland`s longest walking and cycling trail, the BBW will run for over 500 kms from the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork to Blacklion in Co. Cavan.

The Way follows the line of the historic march of O'Sullivan Beara in 1603 when, in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale, Donal Cam, Chieftain of the O'Sullivan Beara clan and his followers undertook an epic 14-day march to seek refuge in Breifne.

The Beara-Breifne Way will be Ireland`s first National Heritage Trail and involves over 60 community groups and twelve local walking trails from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Offaly, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan. The Beara-Breifne Way is the largest community-based project ever undertaken in Ireland!

As part of the trail, walkers and cyclists on the route can collect stamps in their Trail Passport book based on the heritage of each town and village along the route which they pass through and visit.

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