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Moygownagh Red Walk Blanemore Forest



Walk Length

16 km


4 hr



Starting Point

R315, Kilfian, Mayo F26, Ireland
G 12149 24402

End Point

R315, Kilfian, Mayo F26, Ireland
G 12152 24419


Moygownagh is a village on the R315, located 8 km north of Crossmolina. Moygownagh is 45 min (44.0 km) from Castlebar via R310 and R315 roads. The Red walk follows quiet country roads and forest tracks and goes through Blanemore Forest, an area of extensive archaeological monuments from the Stone, Iron and Bronze ages. These monuments show the site has been in use for thousands of years. Information signs point out ancient ringforts, tombs and other sights of interest which can be seen along the way. The Blanemore Forest Walk is part of this loop walk. 

  • Location: Moygownagh Village, Co Mayo
  • Start / Finish / Trailhead: Moygownagh Village, car-park by the church. 
  • GPS Location: 54.1611, -9.3456
  • Distance: 16 km
  • Estimated Time: 4 hours
  • Terrain: Surfaced road, country roads, forest road, wooden boardwalk, steps and Gravel Path
  • Trail Waymarking: Red markers 
  • Level of Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Crossmolina, Ballina