Walk in the footsteps of legends as Millstreet’s upcoming Festival traces the route of O’ Sullivan Bere’s epic winter march over 400 years ago from Castletown Bere to Leitrim!
Our ‘A’ Walk between Ballyvourney and Millstreet traces the route over arguably the most rugged and beautiful part of this entire journey.
We earnestly hope to finish the day with less casualties than O’ Sullivan Bere suffered!!
Our ‘B’ & ‘C’ Walks are similarly rewarding with no less a personage than Minister for Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar stating that our ‘B’ Walk (The Claragh Loop) is his ‘ favourite festival walk of 2011′ .
Our ‘ C’ Walk reflects the historical influence of landlords in Millstreet. Commencing at the Wallis Arms Hotel and taking us past the ruins of the once magnificent Mount Leader Estate to a viewing point on Claragh Mountain overlooking Millstreet and the Blackwater Valley.
Full restaurant facilities are provided by the Wallis Arms Hotel which is Base Camp for the Festival.
Looking forward to you joining us for what is certain to be a memorable walking experience.
Read the full details on the Festival Brochure.
Millstreet Autumn Walking Festival Details
Date: 24th September 2011
Contact 086 – 380 94 24
The O’Sullivan Beara March. “A” Walk (strenuous)
Ballyvourney, Beara Briefne Way.
Following in the footsteps of the epic O’Sullivan Beara march of 1603. You walk from ballyvourney via glendav, mullaghanish and clara mountain, to arrive in Millstreet.
Start time: 09:00am • duration: 6 hours • registration:wallis arms hotel
The Claragh Loop. “B” Walk (moderate)
Claragh Loop walk starting from the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet ascending to the summit of claragh mountain to enjoy the views of the magnificent Blackwater Valley to the north and the peaks of Derrynasaggart to the south.
Confirmed by the Minister for Tourism Mr. Leo Varadkar as his favourite Festival walk of 2011.
Starttime: 12:00pm • duration: 3 to 4 hours • registration: Wallis Arms Hotel
The Mountleader Trail. “C” Walk (easy)
The Mountleader, Claraghatlea loop walk. Starting from the wallis arms hotel in millstreet via the ancestral home of the leader’s. Ascending through mature woodland to emerge at the panoramic viewing point of Musheramore mountain, Coomatrush Waterfall & the hinterland of Millstreet.
Start time: 1:00pm • duration: 2 to 3 hours • Registration:Wallis Arms Hotel
All walkers to return to hotel for deregistration and afternoon entertainment
All walks €5.00 per person or €10.00 per family payable on registration.
In association with Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourism Association