Céad míle fáilte go Tourmakeady
Hill Walking in Tourmakeady:
Tourmakeady is situated at the base of the Partry Mountains and along the western shore of Lough Mask. The scenery is outstanding and it is the perfect for an evening stroll, or for the more energetic hillwalker. The local tourism group organised the mapping of some walks in the area from Finney to Tourmakeady. The maps are drawn up by Joe McDermott.. Walking in the hills inevitably means walking over bog or peat. Bog is the Gaelic word meaning soft and every hill walker knows exactly what this means.
(There are copies of the maps on the following pages but original copies may be obtained from the local Tourism Office. While every care has been taken in compiling these maps, Tourmakeady Tourism Group, it's servants or agents, are not liable for any loss, injury damage or inconvenience sustained or caused as a result of using these guides.)
Walk Number 5- The Derrypark Walk:
This walk is on metalled road with minimum climbing involved. There are excellent views of Lough Mask to the south east and to the west the Partry Mountains. The Owenbrin river cuts the walk in two as it drains the plateau to the west. The power of the river in flood may be gauged from the deposits of gravel and silt that have been carried down from the hills. Most of the low flat area between the road and the lake is underlain with delta silts and gravels. There is a sign posted detour to a picnic area by the lake shore, opposite Wild Duck island.