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Suck Valley walkway County Galway Ireland
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Suck Valley Way   ~   Walking   -   Sport
 
         

The River Suck links a 60 mile stretch of countryside in West Roscommon and East Galway known as The Suck River Valley.

Walkers can enjoy this unspoiled countryside by walking The Suck Valley Way.

The 100km Walk Way is unusual among Irish Waymarked Ways because for most of it's length it lies across lowland farms.

Suck Valley Way in East Galway
   
It also crosses the boglands and callows of the River Suck with their numerous lakes and drainage channels. The way passes through the "Nine Friendly Villages", Ballygar, Creggs, Glinsk, Ballymoe, Ballintubber, Dunamon, Castlecoote, Athleague and Castlecoote.
 
Map of walkway and towns for Suck Valley Way in County Galway Each of the "Nine Friendly Villages" has its own charm and association with characters from history. In each village you will see a Map Board depicting the route and historical sites of the valley.
The area is rich in history, and offers a unique opportunity to experience the life of rural Ireland, a glimpse of its history and the rich bird- and plant-life of the boglands and callows.


The Suck Valley Way is marked with black posts on which carved yellow arrows show direction, and feature the international Walking Man symbol above the arrow. Whenever the Way leaves or joins a tarmac road you will see a brown fingerpost inscribed "Suck Valley Way" with the Walking Man Symbol.


Enthusiasts may take six days to complete the route. The less energetic may decide to complete smaller stages, stopping en route to re-energise in any or all of the villages along the way.
 
 

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