Part of this short walk follows the Famine Road which leads uphill from Killongford to the Famine Graveyard in Pulla.
This Famine Graveyard, which is situated close to the Seanachie Pub, is really a mass grave where the bodies of large numbers of people who died during the Famine of the 1840s are interred. The bodies, mostly from the town of Dungarvan, were carried to the site by horse and cart. The last stage of this journey followed the boreen (now called the Famine Road) that ascends the wooded Towlers Glen for about 1.75 miles/2.8 km. The graveyard has been cleared and marked with a commemorative monument. There are two pubs nearby. The traditionally thatched Seanachie and the Marine Bar, which is located about 400 yards/122m to the south along the N25.
Location: 2.5 miles/4 km from Dungarvan. Take the N25 road to Cork and turn left towards Ring (An Rinn) on the R674. Take the right turn immediately after this, and the walk begins at a hairpin bend. There is an arrow at the stile on the bend indicating where the walk begins.
Directions: The walk begins by going over the stile at the left of the hairpin bend. Continue walking uphill until you reach a forest track, which is well hidden among the trees. This is the old Famine Road and the trail follows it uphill crossing two farm roads on the way. After about 15 minutes walk the graveyard should be visible on the right. After leaving the graveyard the track continues south on a short lane which leads to a public road. A left-hand turn takes it to the Seanachie and another left after the pub takes the path north on a tarred road. The first left after about 0.5 miles/0.8km takes the walk back downhill to the start by way of a winding road.
Distance: 2.2 miles/3.52 km
Time: 45 minutes
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