Lyracrumpane or Ladhar an Crompain, which means the space between converging rivers is located in the Stacks Mountains of north Kerry, between the Smearla river and the Crumpane river. The rivers converge just downstream from Lyracrumpane bridge.
From Roche’s Four Elms pub
A TO B
Leaving the car park follow the green arrows, go in the direction of Listowel and turn right after 200m. Continue down the passage and cross the footbridge over the river towards Lyracrumpane Church.
B TO C
From here the walk is looped, turn right over the bridge and the church grounds and on to the road, at the road turn left and proceed to Lyracrumpane Post Office. You will pass the Coillte Forest which was originally an area of bog harvested for fuel.
C TO D
Turn left at the Post Office and walk to the Community Resource Centre, at the centre turn left through the community field following the Smearla river pathway until you come to the Church footbridge.
D TO A
Continue straight on up the pathway until you get to the Listowel to Castleisland road. Turn left to go back to Roche’s car park.
FROM LYRACRUMPANE RESOURCE CENTRE
G TO H
Walk through the community field following the Smearla River pathway until you get to the church footbridge.
H TO I
Cross the bridge and on through the church grounds and proceed on to Lyracrumpane post office.
I TO G
Turn left at the post office and walk on to the community resource centre.
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