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 2 - The Drumcoggy Walk:
From the car park by the lake take the quiet roads that lead to the Pass through the mountains. There are wonderful views in all directions especially toward Croagh Patrick to the north west. Climb 100 metres in less that 0.5 km to reach Drimcoggy summit. In mist or cloud a compass would be useful. 3 kms across open mountain brings one to the track by the water treatment plant and back to the road. An alternative route would be to continue toward the north east and join another road which also leads back to the start by a longer route. This will add 5k to the walk.