Will you take part?
This is the second year of the annual two-day walking event which commences Day 1 in Bunclody, Wexford again this year.
The Columban Way Carlow Annual Walk then journeys along the quiet country roads and forests of the Blackstairs mountains to the Nine Stones viewing point at Mount Leinster where it joins additional walkers from the locality and continues to the scenic village of Myshall, Carlow.
Day 2 starts at Myshall and continues to Bagenalstown and along the beautiful Barrow way ending at the historic village of Leighlinbridge a total distance over the two days of 45km approximately.
The community of Myshall is actively involved with local partners which include local walkers, Carlow County Council, Carlow Tourism, The Columbans and many more in the development of the Columban Way project as a local, national and international walking route.
The route follows the journey of Saint Columbanus starting from his birthplace in the Blackstairs Mountains area of Myshall Carlow and continuing through Kildare, Laois, Meath, Fermanagh, Bangor, Down where he trained and onto Wales, France, Germany, Austria and ending in Bobbio, Italy where was buried in 615AD.
Overall a total length of 2,500km approximately of which roughly 250km will be on the island of Ireland.