High Nellies to follow Bulfin’s country trail

The Durrow High Nellies pictured at the Durrow St Patricks Day Parade
The Derrinlough to Durrow High Nelly Heritage Cycle is a 110k, 2 day adventure that traces one of William Bulfin’s, “Rambles in Eireann” bicycle journeys, visiting the Heritage towns of Birr, Roscrea and Abbeyleix .

The Derrinlough to Durrow High Nelly Heritage Cycle is a 110k, 2 day adventure that traces one of William Bulfin’s, “Rambles in Eireann” bicycle journeys, visiting the Heritage towns of Birr, Roscrea and Abbeyleix .

Like Bulfin, the cyclists will delight in the heritage of the Irish countryside, embracing the historical importance of the “Book of Dimma” and the “Rock of Dunamaise” before pushing on to the historic and picturesque town of Durrow which Bulfin described as “A Gem in the Basin of the Nore.”

The Derrinlough to Durrow High Nelly Heritage Cycle will be held on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday August 30, as part of the National Heritage Week series of events.

On Day 1 the cyclists will depart depart from Derrinlough, county Offaly at 11.30am for a sweet 53 kilometre cycle. The cycle will travel to Birr, where a welcome address will be given by Margaret Hogan, historain. The cyclists will then travel on to Roscrea and travel Via Ballaghmore, Camross where they will stop for a short break. They will spend the night at Srahan Activity Centre.

Day 2 will see the cyclists travel a total of 57 kilometres leaving Srahan at 11.30am, for Camross then through Mountrath and on to Portlaoise where refreshemnts will be servcd at the Rock of Dunamaise. The cyclists will then travel through Ballyroan and Abbeyleix, before arriving at their finals destination in Durrow.

For further particulars please contact: Hugh Sheppard 086 8694691. Matt Doyle 086 0537356 Noel Mooney 087 9517311. Email:durrow.doings@gmail.com. Or follow Culture Trails.ie on facebook. Twitter@bulfincycle