Pilgrim's Road to Clonmacnoise

Cycling On Road
County Offaly
Grade Moderate
Length 24.4 km
Time 1 hour
Format Linear
Ascent 111 m
Waymarking White signs blue text with bike symbol
Start Point
50 m east of Post Office in Ballycumber
Finish Point
Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
Nearest Town to Start Ballycumber
Grid Ref. N 207 306 / N 009 306
Lat. and Long. 53.32643948, -7.685424613 / 53.32439458, -7.988006044

This cycle runs along the crest of an esker following the route pilgrims took from Ballycumber to Clonmacnoise monastic site. It was dry underfoot with a wide view over the surrounding countryside, including stunning vistas of Mongan's Bog on the left, the Shannon Callows on the right and Clonmacnoise round tower ahead.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Offaly County Council


In Ballycumber: Car parking, shop, pub, coffee shop serving breakfast, lunches and take-away menu

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 48 and 47
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

To Ballycumber: Bus Eireann bus and Local Link Laois Offaly bus 

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