Whether walking, cycling or by car there are lots of things to see and do in Moneygall and the surrounding areas of Dunkerrin and Barna. Thinking of staying in Moneygall? Why not take a look at the range of accommodation in Moneygall and surrounding areas.
The house has become a visitor attraction to tourists who wish to follow in the footsteps of President Obama and return to the Ancestral Home.
A newly developed cycle way and driving route has been opened locally taking in the many sites around the Moneygall area and connecting to our neighbours in Shinrone who also have links with the Kearney family..
Aptly named the Kearney Loop this cycle way takes you past many of the historical sites of the parish.
The loop starts and finishes in Moneygall Village. So when your trek is complete finish off the day with a creamy pint of Guinness in Ollie Hayes’s Bar … Obama famously said of Ollie’s Guinness “you guys keep all the good stuff here”.
Rock of Loyer Walking Loop
The new Rock of Loyer Loop is a 4 Km route through our sports clubs, hills and farm land overlooking Moneygall village. Parking at our Moneygall Activity Park, the route runs in a clockwise direction through the soccer field with a flat looped track and then back out up through the village and down to our local GAA grounds where you meet a higher walking track which links to Derrycallaghan Road. With a quick left turn and a slight right, the route ascends along the county boundary line before turning west along the top boundary. Extensive views of the village and countryside are available with The Arra Mountains and River Shannon visible to the west, the Slieve Aughty Mountains to the North and the Slieve Blooms to the east. The route then descends towards a picturesque lane down towards the National School and RC Church. You can then turn right and follow the paving back through St Josephs Park to the Main Street and back towards the activity park. Why not visit Rita's Kitchen our Community Cafe for some home baking and fresh coffee on your way back to the activity park. This walking route is under lights until 10pm in the Soccer Club, GAA Grounds and Main Street area of the designated route.
Why not visit our Activity Park which caters for many ages and is directly opposite our picnic area.
Each section of the activity park is marked out on site for all the age groups from toddler to early youth.
We also have adult exercise equipment to keep parent occupied, or to use as a warm up for the Rock of Loyer Walking Loop.
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