Great Southern Trail ‘Midsummer Big Walk’ 2012

June 16, 2012 – June 17, 2012 all-day

On Saturday 16th June 2012 the second annual 22 mile [35 Km] MIDSUMMER “BIG WALK” will commence from Rathkeale [Palatine Museum 10.30 a.m.] and travel the route of the old railway to Abbeyfeale.

The walk schedule is as follows:
10.30am:Depart Rathkeale[Palatine Museum]:0 miles
12.15pm Ardagh [Old Station]: 5 miles
1pm:Arrive Newcastle West [Old Station,Bishop Court,Town Centre]: 8miles
2pm:Depart Newcastle West after break for lunch
4pm: Barnagh (highest point on the GST): 14miles
5.15pm:picturesque Tullig Wood,Templeglantine: 18miles
5.30pm:Devon Road Station;19 miles
6.30pm:Arrive Abbeyfeale:Refreshments and Presentation of Certificates to those who complete the entire 22miles.

Bus Éireann connections with the walk at Rathkeale are from Limerick
(9.35am), Adare(9.55am), Tralee (9am), Listowel(9.30am),
Abbeyfeale(9.55am) and Newcastle West (10.15am).
Return Bus Éireann services from Abbeyfeale to Limerick(6.55pm and
7.55pm) and to Tralee(6.40pm and 8.40pm).

Those using their own transport can park at Rathkeale; the GST will provide complimentary return transport to Rathkeale at 7.30 pm.
All who complete the entire route on foot will receive a Certificate on condition that they have registered in writing in advance. The registration fee is €10 per person (irrespective of age) and should reach Liam O’ Mahony, 9 Bishop St., Newcastle West, Co. Limerick by Monday 11th June.

Last year 36 people completed the 22 miles.Those intending the full walk are advised to bring along adequate food/water for the eight hours.
Of course anyone who wishes to walk or cycle a portion of the route is welcome to join in at any stage along the way.

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Telephone enquiries re walk to 087 647 1956: e-mail