Poet’s Trail Walk

Ballykeel Dolmen

We are helping out with a walk happening this Saturday, 22nd of April, in our very own stunning Ring of Gullion. Whilst not our usual type of walk… (as this 8 mile walk is on roads and lane ways), it takes a loop around the foothills of Mullaghbawn and follows in the footsteps of poet, Art Bennett. We’ll stop off at the Ballykeel Dolmen, Belmont Barracks, the Whipping Lane and listen to the poetry of the South Armagh poets.

The complete Poet’s trail is made up of 3 sections: The Urney Loop, the O’ Neill Loop and the Ballykeel Loop. In total around 22 miles through the stunning South Armagh countryside.

Each of the 3 Loop Walks follow in the footsteps of one or more of the great Celtic Bards, ranging over 200+ years from the birth of the first, Mc Alinden in 1666, to the death of the last, Art Bennett in 1879.  On Saturday we will complete the 8 miles of the Ballykeel Loop.

There are places still available, if interested check out the information given and register with the Ring of Gullion at the hyperlink below.

Poet’s Trail