For the first time in a while the weather was dry today. Time for a little walk. Since checking out the Uragh stone circle the other day, the signposted walk going past it had been on my list. It’s called the Sheain Ui Shuillebhain walk, named after a scholar and folklorist from nearby Tuosist.
A big chunk of the walk is part of the much longer Beara Way walk. There are signs telling walkers that dogs are not allowed and have been shot in the hills of Beara before. Apache choose to ignore these signs.
From the Tuosist parish hall, the walk leads up the Drombohilly road. The second left takes you up to the main road, which you can simply cross to hop over a stile. Here the best part of the walk begins. Over the lower slopes of Knockagarrane the track takes you into the valley of Lough Inchaquin and the upper Cloonee lake. A left turn leads back towards the main road, where soon after you can take the back road just after the Lake House back to the Post Office and Parish Hall.
Apache and I had a most enjoyable walk. It took us about 4 hours. In places the path was very boggy and wet but that was to be expected. The walk is quite well signposted, either with Beara Way ‘yellow’ waymarked way signs or blue ones for the Sheain Ui Shuilleabhain walk.