Slí na gCaisleán (‘The Way of the Castles’) is a heritage cycle trail along a picturesque route of lakes, bogs, farmland, meadows, botharíns, castles and woods on the north and eastern side of Galway city and into Galway county.
The trail is organised by the Tuatha of Terryland Forest Park as part of Bike Week 2023
Next guided tour will take place on Sunday May 21st as part of National Bike Week starting at 9.30am from The Plots playing pitch at the Woodquay end of the Dyke Road, Galway city.
This 'Off the Beaten' route starts from and finishes at Terryland Castle in a circa 40 km looped trail that includes the castles of Menlo, Castlegar, Cloonacauneen, Killeen, Ballybrit and Ballindooley.
|Approaching Cloonacauneen Castle|
|Killoughter, overlooking the Curraghline (The late great Michael Tiernan in centre of photo)|
Participants on this guided tours are required to bring along their own bicycle, suitable
clothing and packed lunch.There will be an opportunity to enjoy a picnic on route. Any children twelve years
or under must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants must sign a form
agreeing to abide by the rules of the tour.
Taking place at 9.30am on Sunday May 21st
Rendezvous: The Plots (playing pitches) on the Woodquay end of the Dyke Road.
Click here for an online map of the route.
Note: Please note that to get a full screen version of the map, click on the four diagonal arrow icon
on the bottom left hand corner of the screen map.
|In front of the old gate entrance to the Menlo demesne |
|St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church Coolagh|
|IRA Monument, Castlegar|
|In front of Castlegar Castle and old Handball Alley|