Mayor of Galway City Councilor Terry O'Flaherty and Deputy Mayor Councillor Frank Fahy
are shown on their recent visit to Cumann na bhFear (Men's Shed)
holding High Nelly bikes that will be used on Sunday's 7 Galway Castles
Heritage Cycle Tour.
|On the road to Cloonacauneen Castle|
magical hidden rural side of Galway city by participating in ‘Slí na gCaisleán’
(‘The Way of the Castles’), a heritage cycle tour through a picturesque rural
countryside of botharins, farms, meadows, Burren-like rockscapes, bogs, woodlands,
lakes, rivers, turloughs and castles.
with The Gathering Ireland 2013, this ‘Off the Beaten Track’ Galway Bike
Festival event will appeal to city residents and members of the Diaspora alike
as it will bring participants back in history, to a time when people travelled
by bike, by horse and by foot through a pre-modern landscape.
The guided leisurely
looped cycle tour takes place at 10am on Sunday June 23rd from
Terryland Castle covering a route that encompasses seven castles on the north
and eastern side of Galway city and into Galway county castles.
The castles are
Terryland, Menlo, Cloonacauneen, Killeen, Ballybrit, Castlegar and
Members of Cumann
na bhFear (aka Men’s Shed), who are organising the event supported by Conservation
Volunteers Terryland Forest Park, are lovingly restoring a fleet of High Nelly
classic bikes for the tour.
should bring along their own bicycle, suitable clothing and packed lunch. There
will be a stop over at Cloonacauneen Castle where participants can purchase food
and beverages. Any children twelve years or under must be accompanied by an
adult. All participants must sign a form agreeing to abide by the rules of the
|The Old Bog Road, Carrowbrowne|