Route: Day 5 Tara to Moynalvey
Summary of the Day 5 Route: Tara to Moynalvey
Total Distance (approx.):
10 miles, 16 km
The paved footpaths of minor ‘L’ roads
Hill of Tara Car Park
Fagan’s Pub, Moynalvey
Shops & Toilet stops:
Dalgan Park Monastery Ph: 046 9021 525
Walking Route: approx. 10 miles, 16 km
Leaving from TARA carpark, walk past Maguires towards the Holy Well, continue straight on this road, ignoring a right hand turn, until you reach Rath Meadhbh (brown sign). Ignore the left hand turn at Rath Meadbh.
Continue on this road until you come to a crossroads which traverses the Dunsany-Navan-Drogheda road. Turn right here and follow this road into DUNSANY. The small Church on the left in the village has a beautiful stained glass window of St Brigid beside Mary Mother and St Patrick over the altar.
Out of the Church, turn left and continue on the same road as before through the staggered cross-roads at DUNSANY (stone building called the Piano House on the right hand side). (The 1st sign is Summerhill & the 2nd sign Kilcock.) Ignore all roads to the left and right and stay on this road signposted for KILCOCK (19 km). Note there are no footpaths here so be careful and observe the rules of the road. Cross over before several blind corners and then safely cross back again.
Continue straight on this road past a picturesque stone cottage on the right hand side at a Y junction. Walk on towards Summerhill (10 km) until you come to a busy crossroads where the road traverses the R154 road, signposted to Trim and Dunshaughlin.
Cross the R154 road, taking the smaller road L2207 directly in front of you signposted for MOYNALVEY.
Follow this road several miles (you will see the Teagas Research Centre sign on the right-hand side). After a steep hill, at the top you will come to a crossroads signposted for TRIM. Turn left for MOYNALVEY (2 km).
Continue on this road until you come to Fagan’s pub for a very welcome pint.