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Dooagh Loop Walk, Achill

Dooagh Loop 001 

Trail at a Glance       

Name:                         Dooagh Loop Walk

Distance /Difficulty: 4.3km / Easy

Trailhead:                  Located beside bottle banks, Parking available for up to 5 cars

Theme:                       Island

Ascent:                      56m

Duration:                    1 hr – 1 hr 30 mins

Services:                   Services such as Accommodation, shops, restaurants are available locally throughout the Island  

Dooagh Loop Walk Map

Description

A-B. Facing the mapboard, turn right and follow the purple arrow as the loop skirts around the back of some hoses to exit onto the main road (R319) at the memorial stone to Don Allum. Cross the road, turn left and, almost immediately, turn right onto a minor roadway. As you continue to follow this roadway along the Owenavalley River (Abhainn Bhaile in Irish) it changes from a surfaced road to sandy roadway. As you pass a second track on your left the roadway veers right and away from the river.

B-C. Continue along the roadway for nearly 2km as it passes through bogland and crosses a stream (midway) to reach a sharp right bend. After another 200m you reach a junction with a sand roadway from your left. Veer right here.

C-A. Now the loop begins the descent back to Dooagh Village along the Tenregee River Abhainn Toin re Gaoithe in Irish). At midway the roadway changes to surfaced road and on the final section you pass a number of bridges on your left. At the junction with the main road cross to the other side and the trailhead is 30m away.

 Dooagh Loop 002

Further information in relation to services on the island log onto www.achillisland.com