Mulranny to Achill 2


Mulranny, Co.Mayo is the starting point for broadcaster Jim Sherwin's exploration of the walks and trails that this spectacular corner of the country has to offer. It's a journey that Jim shares for a time with his grandsons Alex and Matthew as they follow the Greenway, the new cycle path constructed on the route of the defunct railway from Westport to Achill.


Jim Sherwin

Then Jim takes two of his grandsons, Alex and Matthew on the second leg of the journey - the 13km cycle journey from Mulranny to Achill. On the way they meet local artist Seosamh O'Dálaigh in his studio where they discuss the inspiration that the magnificent landscape of the Cleggan Hills has offered to generations of Irish painters. Jim visits the mysterious Achill Secret Garden, then explores the splendors of Achill's Atlantic Drive walk in the company of local guide and outdoorsman Tomás MacLochlainn. The pair visit the ancient church at Kildownet and take in the spectacular scenery of cliff and wave along the Atlantic Drive. The journey is in many ways a nostalgic reverie for Jim - "Achill Island is where I first met my wife many years ago..." For both presenter and viewer it is a journey to remember.

Challenging national waymarked trail


Estimated Time
This is a cycle and canoe trail. However there are many trails along the way which can be hiked. Belturbet to Crom Estate - 20km - cycle on Kingfisher trail.

Terrain underfoot
Trail, road

Suitable for
A reasonable level of fitness would be needed for the whole day. Everyone can do part of the trail depending on length and activity chosen.

How to get to start point
Belturbet /Kingfisher Trail- Lough Erne.

Dogs under effective control allowed, please always clean up after your dog.