“HEADS UP” CYCLE TO VICTORIA LOCK

As the title suggests this is a leisurely cycle with frequent stops to view points of interest on the landscape culminating with a picnic at Victoria Lock in Clonahenogue in Lusmagh.

The cycle will start from the Crank House car park on Saturday next 23rd August, at 10.30 a.m. and will finish back  there  about 2.30 p.m. Stops along the route through the townlands of Kylebeg, Kilmeelchon, Cogran, Ballymacoolaghan, Gortachallow, Incherky, Corclogh and Clonahenogue will include Fort Eliza (The Sal Battery), Cogran House, the Clonahenogue Canal and associated bridges, Hamilton’s Lock, Thomas Omer’s lock house built in the 1755 and other aspects of the built and natural heritage.

The destination of the cycle is Victoria Lock, built 1841-44, where we hope to enjoy a picnic lunch and a short walkabout overlooking the River Shannon and its tributaries. The total length of the cycle is about 20 km. or 12 miles. There is no charge for this event and everybody is welcome to come along but to help better organisation you can book here or ring Aileen at  087 943  0489  or Kieran at 087 257 1058. Don’t forget to bring your picnic and your pump!