O Donnells Rock, Manorhamilton


Just south of Manorhamilton there is a very large broad hill known locally as O’Donnell’s Rock. It is named after a family that resided in Larkfield in the shadow of the rock for some centuries. From the top there are fabulous views of the surrounding hills and valleys as far as Lough Gill, Knocknarea in Sligo and the Atlantic Ocean.

Suitable for experienced hikers.

Directions: Head south out of Manorhamilton. Turn left for Glenboy before you reach Cullen’s Bridge. After a further 2km the road forks and you should bear left. So far the road is well surfaced but it deteriorates badly as you reach the long ridge along the top of O’Donnell’s Rock. From here the views are beautiful.

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