Gorey Wexford to Myshall Cycle Loop Directions
0 to 10km
Leave the train station and turn left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit towards the town centre. You reach a crossroads. Go left on Main Street. As you leave town you reach a triangle with a High Cross.
Turn right here on the R725 for Carnew, There is a short climb up Gorey Hill. After [5km marker] 6.3km you reach a sign for the village of Craanford by a small green with a stone wall and a picnic table. Take the left turn here to enter the village.
Pass Craanford Church and go straight through the village until you reach a crossroads. Take the right signed for Askamore.
10 – 20km
After a short climb, there is another longer one. Ignore the left turn at the top, and continue down the other side. Take the first left on the descent. It is unmarked and easy to miss. Follow [15km marker] this road through Askamore where you will see a church.
Soon after, the road forks beside a wooden fence. Take the left turn. Continue through a crossroads, following the sign for Bunclody, and over another small hill with fantastic views. On the descent, when a road joins from the right, keep left.
20 – 30km
Soon you reach a t-junction, where you take a left and then the road curves immediately right. Ignore the road going straight ahead.
This takes you to the deserted Bollinahaney crossroads. Go right here. Stay on this road [25km marker] for 3.4k until you come to a distictive fork. the left is flat and the right goes uphill. Take the right.
When you reach a t-junction, go left and downhill to the R746. Turn right on that, away from Bunclody. Take the second left turn, up a hill.
30 – 40km
There are terrific views from the top. Descend the other side, go through a crossroads and you enter the beautiful village of Clonegal. When you cross the bridge, the entance to Huntingon Castle is the first turn on the left.
Return the way you came over the bridge. At the first crossroads, turn right. After [35km marker] 2.4km, the first right is the Gate of Tears, a stone bridge with a plaque on the wall just before it. Cross the bridge.
You soon go straight through a staggered crossroads in Kildavin village, passing under the N80 after passing the church. Just after this, you take a left where the road bends right. Stay on this road for 5km gently uphill.
40 – 50km
It abrupty turns right. Ignore the poorly surfaced left turnoff at the corner. Stay on the road as it bends left soon after. This soon brings you into Myshall and past the famous Adelaide Memorial Church.
At Myshall you reach a crossroads after passing the church. Take the first turn to the right – the R574 [45km marker] . After 2.2km the road bends right. Take the left turn signed for Altamont Gardens. Stay on this road for 3.6km and you will reach the N80. Go through the crossroads here.
50 – 60km
Soon you reach Altamont. There are two entrances, the first for buses, the second for other vehicles.
Continue past Altamont and continue north the way you were going. Keep right at the first fork. At the next crossroads, turn right and after a while you will cross a bridge. Keep on the road as it bends right to Ardattin [55km marker].
Go through the village. At the first (staggered) crossroads beyond the village, take a left. There is no signpost.
60 – 70km
After 4.1km on this road you reach a t-junction. Take a right, signed for Clonegal. Keep left for Shillelagh when the road forks (the right fork goes downhill) [65km marker].
Ignore 2 left turns, and soon after you reach a t-junction. Take the left here. You go down a hill and cross a bridge.
70 – 80km
Then you reach the R725. Go right on the R725, and after 4km you reach Carnew [75km marker].
Continue on the R725 through Carnew. 4.4km from the town, you reach two left turns in quick succession. Take the second of these, signed Hollyfort.
80 – 90km
You go uphill through Monaseed.
Go right at the first crossroads. From here its 3.4km to Hollyfort. As you go uphill there are lovely viiews to your left [85km marker].
Go through the crossroads at Hollyfort, down the hill and take the first right. Ignore all turnoffs as you go up and down several small hills.