near Largan, Connaught (Ireland)
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More details in my blog https://johnpone2.blogspot.com/search/label/Sligo%20Way .
The next section of my trip on what might be the E2 is at https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/link-from-sligo-way-to-miners-way-102456620 .
Bench by Lough Lumman
Lunch by Lough Lumman made pleasant by a handy bench overlooking the water.
The village of Dromahair is the end of the Sligo Way, I stopped at the Centra supermarket where they sold coffee and breakfast rolls.
Collooney Train station
I caught the train from Collooney to Sligo for the night. Collooney has a café, shops and other facilities. This route diverts into the centre of the village to visit these offerings (especially the Nook Café).
Village with shops. The Sligo Way follows a Riverbank walk, but I diverted into the main street to visit the shop for a coffee.
Creevelea Friary dates from the 16th century but Oliver Cromwell shut it down in 1642. The ruins are used as a graveyard.
Ladies Brae is a hill with fine views to the north.
Millennium Woods Camping spot
Millennium Woods have been planted in various parts of Ireland to celebrate the year 2000, one tree for each member of the population. Only native trees were planted in an attempt to recreate Ireland's native forests. I chose a spot in one of these woods to camp for a night, leaving no trace of my stay.
Multiple Sligo Way Trails
I was a little confused as the signs implied there were alternative routes for the Sligo Way, although my documentation suggested there were not.
Yeats wrote a poem about the Isle of Innisfree and from this jetty you can see the island. There is a handy information board with the poem on. Its sentiments are as relevant today as they were in 1888.
Although the city of Sligo is not on the Sligo Way it is worth a diversion by catching a train from Collooney. In addition to accommodation, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars etc. there is a ruined abbey. I also liked the wall murals.
Start of Sligo Way
The Sligo Way starts by Lough Talt, close to the border with County Mayo.
Although not directly on the Sligo Way, worth the diversion to these rounded rocks to see the view.