Mulranny to Achill Part 1


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

The picturesque Mayo village of Mulranny, often known as the gateway of Achill, affords magnificent views across Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick and the Sheefry Hills. First Jim explores the 6km Burrishoole loop walk along the Mulranny coast, walking the causeway that separates Mulranny's saltmarsh from the beach and sea, in the company of Mary Callahan, a woman who remembers the famous visitors to the hotel in Mulranny in days gone by.

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.