Miners Way and Historical Trail, Roscommon

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  • Created: March 19, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Roscommon
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  • Distance156.77 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude41 m
  • Peak413 m
  • Climb2150 m
  • Descent1864 m

Starting in Dowra, Boyle or Arigna, the 118km Miners Way follows many of the paths used by miners going to work in the Arigna Mines. The Miners Way links with the Historical Trail which traverses the Curlew, Bricklieve & Arigna Mountains, passing many features of interest including Carrowkeel megalithic tombs, Labby rock, wind farms, Sequoia Trees & the Bricklieve Mountains. The rough terrain & breathtaking scenery is spectacular and this is matched historically by the largest concentration of passage tombs in Ireland, believed to have been constructed between 3000 and 2000 BC. The Lough Key Forest & Activity Park boasts unique attractions and trails. The 350 hectare estate contains many historical walks through the 19th Century Parkland.

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