SEAN EAMON RUAIRÍ TRAIL
Start & finish:
Start at St. Pat’s Hall (Glan Hall), in Glangevlin, where parking is available. The Sean Eamon Ruairí Trail takes you through a preserved rural Irish landscape, past abandoned farmsteads into the uplands surrounding Glangevlin. The landscape was the home of Sean Eamon Ruairí, the last native Irish speaker in West Cavan.
Continue past the church, taking the first left by the parochial house heading towards Cuilcagh Mountain. Veer left towards the townlands of Eshveagh and Legglass. Cross a mountain stream past the sweathouse, an ancient form of sauna, and abandoned farmsteads. Head west past the Weavers House and sculpture memorial to Sean Eamon Ruairí.
There are picnic benches and wonderful views. Sean Eamon Ruairí’s former homestead is to the left and privately occupied. Join the old Blacklion/Glangevlin road. Turn left to head for home.
Terrain Minor road and trackway
Time 2.5 hours