Irland - 16.-21. september 2019
Barrow er eftersigende Irlands smukkeste flod og den skal vi følge i fire dage. Floden snor sig gennem et historisk landskab, gennem små byer og forbi et system af sluser. Vi skal bo på små hoteller, Bed and Breakfasts og på pubber. Når vi kan, følger vi floden på de gamle pramstier, ellers krydser vi over marker og går på irske småveje. Vi slutter i St. Mullins som ligger mellem Blackstains Mountains og Branon Hill, inden vi kører til Dublin, hvor vi har sidste overnatning.
16. september 2019
afrejse fra København kl. 1030 for at flyve til Dublin med ankomst kl.1150.
Vi kører en god times tid til Athy, hvor vi skal overnatte første nat.
17. sep Athy - Carlow 19 km
6H | +53m / -60m
After a hearty breakfast your walking tour of the Barrow Way begins. You will leave the heritage town of Athy, heading South towards Carlow (the largest town on this tour). Walking predominately on grassy or gravel tow paths along the Barrow River, the route passes a variety of interesting lifting bridges, locks, islands and old mills before reaching Carlow town. Places of interest in Carlow town include the partial ruin of Carlow Castle, believed to have been built in 1207-1213, Carlow Cathedral and Carlow Court House, built in 1834, complete with dungeons in the basement and a cannon from the Crimean War positioned on its steps.
18. sep Carlow - Bagenalstown 17 km
5H30 | +60m / -69m
Leaving the historic centre of Carlow you will be walking along tarmacked and grassy tow paths, set in a large wooded area known as the aquatic triangle, where you will be able to spot herons and kingfishers. Many historical buildings and castles are located on this section, including the Black Castle at the pretty village of Leighlinbridge and other places of interest in Bagenalstown.
Another historic highlight of this stretch of The Barrow Way is Spring Stream Mill in Milford, roughly 8km south of Carlow town. The mill, built in 1820, was one of the largest mills in Ireland at the time. In 1891 it, the mill was converted to produce electricity and became a hydro electro power station, supplying power to Carlow town. Despite most of the building being derelict the turbine still provides power to the national grid.
The Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is part of the growing movement of artisan beers in Ireland. The company has been producing top quality craft beers since 1996. Located just outside Bagenalstown, the river you have been walking beside is one of their key ingredients.
19. sep Begenalstown - Borris 17 km
5H30 | +56m / -67m
Walking along this very scenic section from Bagenalstown, The Barrow River meanders effortlessly through the country side. You will see a selection of large weirs and other water management systems. The Barrow Way passes through the village of Goresbridge before winding its way to your accommodation for the evening in the lovely Georgian village of Borris. One place worth a visit is Joyce’s pub, a traditional ‘half and half’ shop and bar. It is also worth noting that Borris is a gateway to the Blackstairs Mountains.
20. sep Begenalstown - St. Mullins - Graiguenamanagh - Dublin 18 km vandring
5H30 | +96m / -113m
Leaving Borris this morning on the last walking day of this tour, once again you will follow a mixture of gravel and grassy tow paths on The Barrow Way. For the first few kilometres, the Barrow River will be flanked by mature deciduous forests, with a selection of weirs and small islands on the way to Graiguenamanagh (village of the monks in Irish), a very scenic abbey town and an important boating point.
Duiske Abbey was founded by William Marshall in 1204. The Early English design is the largest Cistercian monastery church in Ireland and features a lofty nave. In its northern aisle a model shows the monastery as it was in the 14th century. The church was restored in the 1970’s but significant remains of the monastery exist.
From Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins, the Barrow River meanders through beautiful woodland. You will appreciate the signs of ancient settlement in this area through the ages including the ruins of a 7th century monastery, a Norman motte, the base of a round tower and a former Church of Ireland church, which now hosts a heritage centre. The riverside settlement of St Mullins is a beautiful section of the Barrow Valley and here you will find a café, picnic area, fishing spots and swimming areas. This picturesque setting is the ideal location to finish your trek on The Barrow Way.
You will be collected from St Mullins and transferred back to Dublin where you will stay.
21. September hjemrejse
Efter en tidlig morgenmad bliver vi kørt i lufthavnen så vi kan nå fly kl. 1025 med ankomst til København kl. 1340.
Pris 8.450,- per person i delt dobbeltværelse
Tillæg for enkeltværelse kr. 1.600,-
I rejsens pris er indeholdt:
Fly København - Dublin retur med SAS
6 overnatninger med morgenmad
Transfers i henhold til rejseplan
Bagage transfers mellem overnatningsstederne
Dansk (næsten) billetholder.
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