Clogher Bog Loop Walk

Clogher Village in County Mayo is a beautiful heritage site reminding everyone of Saint Patrick’s stay in this area around 400AD when he is said to have spent forty days to banish snakes from Ireland. He performed this miraculous feat from the height of Croagh Patrick which has become a popular tourist attraction in modern times. There are many exciting walks to be had around Clogher Village. One of these that in particular deserves mention is the Clogher Bog Loop Walk. This walk begins from the Clogher Bog Heritage Centre where you can witness life in the 17th century in the form of replicas. From the heritage centre, the route takes you through tracks in the bog. The locals here dry the peat and use it for fuel during the winter months so expect to see stacks of these lying about here. Plants in this area are few and far between, largely due to the hostile acidic environment of the bog. However, you can still find some hardy species of plants if you look carefully enough. On the way, you can catch spectacular views of the Party Mountains and the Croagh Patrick. You may also want to check out a supposed foot imprint of Saint Patrick himself at the back of old Drom Cemetry. After following the track a little more, the walk will end back at the heritage centre.

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