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Lúnasa Festival 2018 – Gap o’ the North Walk

Lúnasa Festival 2018 – Gap o’ the North Walk

Enjoy an historical walk back through time visiting ancient and current monuments of the Christian era.

You will be led on this journey by Venora, a Ring of Gullion Ambassador and Seamus a local historian. During your walk you will learn about the historical importance of this area in the 1600s and it’s impact on present day history.

You will visit Faughart graveyard,  Moyry Castle and the Kilnasaggart stone and develop a fascinating  and humorous insight into both the spiritual and historical history of this area.

This walk is approximately 4 miles long and will take 2.5 hours. It is mostly downhill and will begin at Faughart graveyard finishing off in Jonesborough. As this is a linear walk, return transport will be provided for DRIVERS only; please but a ‘D’ beside the driver when booking. 

Cost: £2 – paid on the day

Sturdy walking shoes or runners are recommended.

Suitable for children over 6 years; parental supervision essential. Regretfully no dogs.

It can be difficult to find Faughart Graveyard, please take note of the map, directions and coordinates of the site before departure.

Event Details

Lúnasa Festival 2018 – Gap o’ the North Walk takes place on August 9, 2018.
It starts at 14.00 and ends at 16.30.

Event Location

Faughart Graveyard
Faughart Upper
Co. Louth

Coordinates: 54.051027, -6.383900

Directions to Faughart Graveyard from Junction 18 M1:
Travelling south on the A1/M1, initially follow signs for Dundalk, taking the 2nd exit at the roundabout at the top of the slip road. Follow signs for Faughart, taking 4th exit at the roundabout, travel over the M1 then take the 2nd exit of the roundabout. following the L3097.
Travelling north on the A1/M1 follow signs for Faughart and take 2nd exit off the roundabout at the top of the slip road onto L3097.

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