Route: Day 6 Moynalvey to Donadea Forest Park
Summary of the Day 6 Route: Moynalvey to Donadea
Total Distance (approx.):
13 miles, 22 km with two generous stops to rest en route.
The paved footpaths of minor ‘L’ roads
The Church grounds, Moynalvey Village
Donadea Forest Park
Shops & Toilet stops:
Picturesque Kilcock town has ATM bank machines, cafes and restaurants.
Curryhills House, Prosperous Ph: 089 4333 782 (this is a 7 minute taxi ride from the suggested dinner stop of Connollys Gastropub, beside Donadea Forest).
Walking Route: approx. 13 miles, 22 km
Take a taxi from Dalgan Park Monastery acommodation (or wherever you stay) to Moynalvy Church. From here turn right and walk to a crossroads and continue straight onto the L6215. Walk along this road following the signs for KILCOCK. At the KILCOCK 5 km sign turn right onto the L6217.
Stop at beautiful Brigid’s Well on the right hand side at Bridestream, an area near Brigidswell Stud Farm approx. 3 km from KILCOCK.
Leaving the Well turn right and follow the signs to KILCOCK 3 km. This is a good place to buy a picnic lunch to eat at the canalside (past Gregory’s Tavern and School St).
Walk over the bridge (you may already be over on this side for your picnic) and down the steps as you turn immediately left into Connaught street. Walk along this road past houses with the railway line and the canal on your left-hand side. The road veers to the right as you move away from the canal. Keep walking for approx. 1.5 km, where the road crosses over the M4 motorway below.
Keep walking straight ahead on this road for 800m. At this point, the road bends to the left and shortly after, there is a turn to the right onto Clonfert North road. Take this right turn, continuing along Clonfert North road past Clonfert Equestrian Centre on your left and Clonfert Pet Farm on the right.Turn right at the sign for Clonfert Equestrian Centre on your left and Clonfert Pet Farm on the right. Continue on this road for 4.5 miles ignore all turns until you come to a main road signed for Maynooth 6 km. 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. Turn left and walk along the stone walls until you reach Connolly’s Gastropub an ideal dinner stop.