Lean all the essential hiking skills that will give you confidence in the mountains, the “Up in the Eire” hiking series continues with an enjoyable 11km hike of Moylussa in Co Clare.
Moylussa is the highest point in the Slieve Bernagh mountain range; other nearby summits includes Cragnamurragh at 526 metre. It is situated in Ogonnelloe, between the villages of Killaloe and Tuamgraney, in the east of the county and to the west of Lough Derg and the River Shannon. Setting out from Ballycuggaran woods Car Park on the banks of Lough Derg it’s claimed that the oak from this area was used to roof Westminister Hall. Much of the oak was used for shipbuilding and to feed the fires of the iron furnaces. The oak forests are long gone. The name Ballycuggarn dates back to the 10 century and is called after the O’ Cuggeran family supporters of Brian Boru.
This walk follows forest road, forest track and minor road through dense forest and open hillside on the shoulders of Feenlea Mountain and Crag. On a clear day there are beautiful views of Lough Derg and the Irelands longest river, the Shannon.
Price €40 per person .
Please note this hike is for people with a good level of fitness.
You must have appropriate footwear and suitable waterproof clothing.
No runners or jeans allowed.
Our guides are fully qualified Remote Emergency Care Three responders and are fully insured.
Date: Sunday 11th of October
Meeting point: Ballycuggaran Forest Car Park, Quarry Lane, Co. Clare