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Places to take a walk [Oranmore]

  • 12-05-2020 2:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,088 ✭✭✭ LadyMayBelle


    Hey,

    Title should say 'around Oranmore!'

    Taking a look at the 5km from me website for ideas but it's people who have the experiential advice! Based in Oranmore, so looking for walks round there..ventured to Renville and Merlin Woods last week for the first time in ages, any other short walks like that anyone knows of, away from main roads and cars?

    Haven't been to Uncleeens wood in a long time, recommend for a stroll with a toddler?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,186 ✭✭✭✭ Geuze


    Haven't been to Uncleeens wood in a long time

    Where is this?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2737408,-8.989574,3a,75y,11.3h,89.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWVRma7J7F1PMu67O52-sbQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Yeah Uncleen should be good (unless there are signs it's closed).
    Might be some tricky parts for a buggy but it's fairly flat.


    Merlin Woods is closed to the public.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    Hey,

    Title should say 'around Oranmore!'

    Taking a look at the 5km from me website for ideas but it's people who have the experiential advice! Based in Oranmore, so looking for walks round there..ventured to Renville and Merlin Woods last week for the first time in ages, any other short walks like that anyone knows of, away from main roads and cars?

    Haven't been to Uncleeens wood in a long time, recommend for a stroll with a toddler?

    Uncleens paths are pretty good now just the top right corner is a bit bumpy with a buggy
    Down Rosshill is usually fairly quiet towards the sea ( turn off to left before rail bridge )


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭ sasal


    biko wrote: »
    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2737408,-8.989574,3a,75y,11.3h,89.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWVRma7J7F1PMu67O52-sbQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Yeah Uncleen should be good (unless there are signs it's closed).
    Might be some tricky parts for a buggy but it's fairly flat.


    Merlin Woods is closed to the public.


    You're allowed to walk in Merlin Woods as long as it's within your 5KM

    https://www.facebook.com/mikecubbard.campaignpage/posts/3815521471853119


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    I'll agree when Galway city officially says it's ok or this Merlin sign is removed.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ChewyLouie


    Same signs at Barna Woods and council confirmed to me (via email) that they are accessible to locals.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Then I assume they will announce something officially soon.
    Note I am not trying to stop locals from visiting their local neighbourhoods, I am just preventing guessing and speculation until there is clear official confirmation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    biko wrote: »
    Then I assume they will announce something officially soon.
    Note I am not trying to stop locals from visiting their local neighbourhoods, I am just preventing guessing and speculation until there is clear official confirmation.

    This is the very frustrating part where locals have asked both council and gardaí about using amenities within their 2/5 k and have gotten the all clear. I am assuming they don't want to broadcast. Westside pitch the same since the start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Tiredalways


    Hey,

    Title should say 'around Oranmore!'

    Taking a look at the 5km from me website for ideas but it's people who have the experiential advice! Based in Oranmore, so looking for walks round there..ventured to Renville and Merlin Woods last week for the first time in ages, any other short walks like that anyone knows of, away from main roads and cars?

    Haven't been to Uncleeens wood in a long time, recommend for a stroll with a toddler?
    Im open to correction on its current state but the last two times i was at uncleens(about 6/7 months ago,and 1 yr ago) i found it littered in spots(especially around the lower woods) with baby wipes and used condoms. Was very dissappointed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,347 ✭✭✭ stampydmonkey


    Derrydonnell woods is nice and quiet. https://maps.app.goo.gl/wpUrXXkhkWFQiz4x5


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    biko wrote: »
    Then I assume they will announce something officially soon.
    Note I am not trying to stop locals from visiting their local neighbourhoods, I am just preventing guessing and speculation until there is clear official confirmation.

    That's the only sign around merlin woods there are no other signs at any entrances to the woods so it seems that sign is for the allotments and not the actual woods.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko




  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    https://2kmfromhome.com/5km/ show how far you can go from home.


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