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Ballyhaunis – Knock Cycle Loop Directions


Section 1

0 to 10km

Leave the train station, turn left and go down the hill to the t-junction with the main road. Turn right to go into Ballyhaunis centre. Go around the corner to a crossroads. Go straight through, following the sign for Knock.

This road slowly curves left and is then almost dead straight for 4.5km. At the end of this take the unsigned left turn when the road bends right [5km marker].

Follow this road as it continues straight to Knock.


Section 2

10 – 20km

Eventually you reach a t-junction at the edge of the town. Turn right and the shrine and basilica will be on your right after 800m.

Continue north the way you were going and turn right on the R323 for Ballyhaunis at the roundabout. After 2.1km, turn left at the first, very wide, crossroads.

On this narrow road [15km marker] you soon cross a stream and take the first right, a very narrow road signed Cullentragh Lake. You pass the lake on your way back to the R323. Take a left when you reach it.

After 800m you reach a crossroads. Turn right, following the sign for Bekan. Go through the next crossroads (a place you passed on your way to Knock).


Section 3

20 – 30km

After you pass the church, take the first left. You pass Bekan Cemetery. When the road forks, turn left. After two sharp left turns, stay on this road as it goes right at the next corner. Take the next left turn [25km marker].

Go up a small hill and take the first right. You soon reach a junction. Go left and you will reach the R323. Take a right here for Ballyhaunis and return the way you came.

When you reach the main crossroads go straight through it. The road bends left and when it goes under the railway tracks take the left up a short rise to the train station.