Map of Warren Point looped walk of Rinn Dúin

Explore the magic of this enchanted peninsula by the banks of the Shannon.

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Warren Point looped walk of Rinn Dúin
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Easy: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Other Information: Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
 
Overview: Rindoon, or Rinn Duin in Irish, is where you can follow one of the the most enchanting looped walks in Ireland, past a castle, a church, a windmill, a hospital, bee boles, new born lambs as well as the Shannon lapping against the shore. With a hidden bluebell wood further on, numerous fairy trees, this is a very special area where heritage, nature and magic blend in to an unforgettable day's walking.

This guide is indebted to Richard & Liz Collins, proprietors of St. John's House and to P.J. Grady for generously allowing people cross their lands on this walk. A note for anyone who may have done the walk in the past; as of Spring 2014, the walk is now going clockwise - this has been factored into this tour. If staying in Roscommon or Athlone, why not prepare a picnic and cycle the 10 miles out to Rindoon, heading along the N61 and turning off at Lecarrow. Gleesons in Roscommon will be happy to oblige with both!

Take note of Coffey's legendary pub on your right for later and also the Lecarrow canoe club on your left in the village. Large parts of the looped walk are part of a working farm, so please bear that in mind when taking your dog with you and needless to say, if you must open a gate, remember to close it. Other than that, enjoy yourself - you are exploring a really special part of Ireland. Do you geocache? Go to www.geocaching.com to find out some clues about the caches that are buried down in Rindoon!

UPDATES: Look out for the new South Roscommon Heritage Trail - see the link to it in the Nearby Guides section on the left hand column. Both this new trail and the Rindoon walk are two of the tours from the comprehensive Roscommon App - download it for free today: http://www.roscommonapp.com

Tips: Distance : 3km/1hr-1hr 30mins
Terrain : Woodland Track, green path
Ascent : 40m/10m
Grade : Easy - to suit all levels of fitness
Trailhead : St John's House, Lecarrow, County Roscommon, Ireland
Minimum Gear : Hiking Boots, raingear, fluid and mobile phone
Also bring binoculars and a picnic if good weather is forecast.
Services : Lecarrow (3km), Athlone (16km)

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Starting point of walk
Parking
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Turn left at St. John's Bed and Breakfast
Hotel
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Approaching the old hospital
Landmark
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Oldest marked grave in Ireland
Landmark
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The curious case of the buried leg
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Approaching the lough
Animals/Wildlife
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St. John's Wood
Animals/Wildlife
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East side of Rinn Dúin wall
Landmark
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The Shannon river
Viewpoint
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Pathway to Lough Ree
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Fairy trees a plenty
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Rinn Dúin Safe Harbour noticeboard
Water
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Rinn Dúin castle noticeboard
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Rinn Dúin castle
Landmark
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Old windmill
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Wandering south
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Lough Ree birds
Animals/Wildlife
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Woodland wonderland
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Bluebells galore
Viewpoint
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Start of Rinn Dúin wood
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Shallow bay
Water
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Rinn Dúin church
Landmark
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Lough Ree
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Rinn Duin wall
Building
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Rush hour in Rinn Dúin
Junction
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