- Name Miners Way and Historical Trail
- Length of trail 118 km, 73 miles
- Length in days 5 days
- Start of trail Arigna
- End of trail Arigna
- Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
- Hut tour grading T1, Walk
Miners Way and Historical Way, Arigna - Arigna, 118 km, 5 days
The Miners Way and Historical Way is a combination of loops that string together a variety of beautiful and interesting places.
You will come along the old coal and iron mines of Arigna, closed in 1990. Still many remnants linger around in the hills and the village. Another historical feature are Neolithic passage tombs of Carrowkeel.
Nature is also represented in this trail: lakes and hills, the latter topped by heather moorland.
The trail is well marked, with the yellow walking man. The stage between Ballinafad and Leitrim, approx. 40 km, is also used by the Beara Breinfe Way, but
Most of the trail is on small roads. Where the path goes astray into the heathland or farmland, you will most likely get wet feet, unless wearing heavy waterproof boots or wellies.