ROUTE: Moynalvey to Donadea Forest Park

Please use the information below as a guide as we continue to improve the route. We recommend using your own maps if walking independently. Please check travel details with the relevant transport providers. If you have a suggestion to improve the route information on this page, please contact us.

  • Total Distance (approx):  WALKING ROUTE (13 miles, 22km) with two generous stops to rest en route.
  • Terrain: Paved: Minor roads (L-roads), sometimes on pavement on more major routes.
  • Start: Moynalvey
  • End: Donadea Forest Park





At Fagan’s Pub entrance walk left past the Church (righthand side) to a crossroads. Cross & continue straight to the L6215. Continue straight on this road following the signs for KILCOCK.  At the KILCOCK 5km sign turn right.

We’ll stop at Brigid’s well on our right hand side at Bridestream near Brigidswell Stud approx 3 km from KILCOCK.

Entering KILCOCK we can buy our lunch & walk past Gregory’s Tavern to School St & the canal where we can sit & eat before leaving Kilcock.

Walk  over the bridge & turn immediately left (under the  canal bridge ) into  Connaught street. Walk along this road past houses , the railway line and the canal  is on your left hand  side. Keep walking for 1.5miles past the right hand turn at the 80km  sign .  Turn right at the sign for  Clonfert Pet farm  on the left.  Continue on this road  for  4.5miles ignore all turns  until you come to a main road   signed for  Maynooth 6km. Here you turn right  towards Donadea  Forest Park and  continue  walking this road until you come to the  Kilcock – Clane road which  is  a very busy road  so caution is needed.  Cross this road on to the L1010   which is signed for  Donadea  Forest Park. Continue  along this road  until you arrive  at  Stop sign  beside sign  for  Knockally Golf Club Y junction where you  veer right.. Continue along this road until you arrive  at  entrance to Donadea Forest Park 2nd castellated gate. If early relax in Donadea Forest Park inside the gate until dinner.


We are working on creating maps and will put them here when they are available.

Local Taxi Numbers


  • Kildare Cabs (Kildare) +353 45 530814 / 530815
  • Tully Cabs (Kildare) + 353 86 801 1676


Note that the accommodation that we use for the Brigid’s Way organised pilgrimage may differ from the B&Bs listed here and that the information is provided here for independent walkers. If you are coming on the organised pilgrimage we ask that you book accommodation through Brigid’s Way to help us with the logisitics and for the best rates.

Additional Information


Suggested accommodation:

Monaghans Harbour Hotel. Ph: 045 879 145

Maudlin House Hotel Ph: 045 896 999