The Miners Way and Historical Trail is a long distance way marked trail which traces the route taken by the Miners’ through the picturesque hills and valleys of counties Leitrim Roscommon and Sligo. The Miners Way section makes a circuit starting off from Arigna and travelling via Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh and Corrie Mountain to return to Arigna. The Arigna Mines in the north midlands of Ireland were exploited for over four hundred years to extract iron and coal. The village of Arigna was the centre of the industry. The route is a varied one that manages to touch on three lakes, Lough Allen, Lough Arrow and Lough Key and crosses three low mountain ranges, Corry Mountain, the Curlew Mountains and the Bricklieve Mountains. Other attractions that may tempt you to linger along the way include the Arigna Mining Experience, an interpretative centre for the mines and their history, the 12th century Cistercian Boyle Abbey, and Carrowkeel Neolithic cemetery, which consists of fourteen passage graves topped by stone cairns dating from around 3,000 BC. The terrain on the route consists mainly of a variety of quiet tarmac roads, paths across fields, open (and often wet) moorland and forestry paths. The aggregate ascent over the entire route is about 2,600 metres.
Explore the paths followed by the Miners working in the Arigna mines...
immerse yourself in nature...
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About the Trail
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