Recreational Cycling

Mullingar Cycle Map

Mullingar Cycle Map - click to enlarge

Loop 1 : 30 kilometres, 2-3 hours

Start : An Muileann Cearr – Mullingar

This looped cycle route takes you north of Mullingar around Lough Owel. Rest at Portnashangan and take in the beautiful view of the lake and Church Island. Continuing north to the pretty village of Multyfarnham, visit the ancient Franciscan Friary dating back to 1248. Follow the route back on the western side of the lake climbing Frewin Hill, a favourite stronghold of King Eochaid Airem who features in the legend, Midir and Etaín.

Loop 2 : 49 kilometres, 3.5-4.5 hours

Start : An Muileann Cearr – Mullingar

On this historic route along the Táin Trail, you will follow in the steps of ancient Irish warriors who travelled east to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley in the legend of Táin Bó Cuailgne. Cross the Royal Canal at Coolnahay and cycle over rolling hills to the village of Castletown- Geoghegan. Return by Lilliput and Ballinea meeting up with the Royal Canal again on your journey back in to Mullingar.

Loop 3 : 38 kilometres, 2.5-3.5 hours

Start : An Muileann Cearr – Mullingar

On this cycle route, you will travel south of Mullingar to Lilliput, a beautiful amenity area with stunning views of Lough Ennell. Lilliput is believed to be the inspiration for the enchanting tale – ‘Gullivers Travels’. Travelling via Dalystown and Gaybrook, continue on through pleasant open countryside towards the lakeshore again with a visit to Belvedere House, Gardens and Park and learn
about the tale of the Jealous Wall on your return journey to Mullingar.

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