Legends from Lecale's spectacular coast

Walk and picnic along the rugged cliffs of Lecale

  • 4 hours
  • £30 per person
  • Chapeltown, Ardglass, Downpatrick

Service Description

Walk along a spectacular clifftop on the eastern edge of Ireland and discover a rich tapestry of folklore. We begin at Chapeltown, a quiet hamlet with a church decorated with medieval artefacts. Here you will be shown relics of the ancient religious importance of the area. Duane takes you along quiet country roads to Sheepland, an area his family has lived in for centuries. Passing the ruins of the house of the local seanachie (storyteller) you are introduced to the rich folklore of the landscape. The experience pauses for lunch at a stunning rocky outcrop with the Irish sea lapping 10 metres below. Here you will enjoy a locally sourced picnic and pausing to take in the serenity of the landscape The final site on the walk is Saint Patrick’s Well. A natural spring shrouded in folklore. Its waters are said to cure all ailments. On the shore just below is Saint Patrick’s Road, a mystical feature said to have been intended to travel to the Isle of Man 50km offshore, though Patrick never made the journey after seeing a red haired woman cross his path. On the journey we will traverse some of the most ancient paths in the area, following centuries old pilgrim paths, with the lend of a traditional Irish walking pole. On this unique experience you will leave with a wealth of knowledge of Irish customs and the unique legacy carved out by the Normans in the area. Overlooking the sea we will have a picnic style lunch, lovingly made by local business Margaret's Cottage in Ardglass. Inclusions - 4 hour guided walk - Picnic lunch


Contact Details

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9 Crossmore Road, Downpatrick, BT30 7TA