Tracks and Trails


Series 5 - Episode 1 Roscommon



Michael Harding explores the best walking and cycling tracks around the country, beginning by following the Miners' Way and Historical Trail from the town of Boyle, Roscommon, to his home in Arigna. Along with his guide, Philip James, the writer and storyteller visits Boyle Abbey - a 12th-century monastery, which was later converted into a military garrison in the 17th century. The pair's next point of interest is Rockingham House, followed by Moylurg Tower - a focal point of the Lough Key Forest and Activity Park. The final stretch of their journey is to the Arigna Mining Experience, where they meet former miner Peter McNiff.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Harding
Contributor Philip James
Nature Science