General Humbert Trail

GENERAL HUMBERT TRAIL
Distance: 2.5km   Terrain: some steep hills, moderate difficulty

DIRECTIONS: Starting out at Fenagh Visitor Centre, continue into Fenagh village making a right onto the Cloone Rd (beside Quinns pub).  At the crossroads take the road as it veers right (signposted Tour Humbert) and continue on until you meet a crossroads ..you can either turn back here or make a left which will loop you back to your starting point (about another 1.5km)

INTERESTING FACTS: Follow part of the route where General Humbert walked on his epic journey from Kilcummin, Killala Bay in County Mayo where a French expeditionary force landed in 1798 to help the Irish in their rebellion of that year.

Keep an eye out for the Crannog on Fenagh lake – Crannogs have been used by man probably as far back as 4,000 BC.  They are usually round or oval in shape and varied enormously in size. Often they were approached by a causeway from the mainland, it is probably fair to assume that the entrance would have been protected by some form of gate house. The crannog afforded protection not only from unfriendly neighbours but wild animals also. The term Crannog is derived from the old Irish ‘crannóc’ from crann, tree.  You may be lucky to spot some ducks in the river by Fenagh village (ask staff members for bread before you go) and you will see many different tree species along your route (oak, sycamore, beech, etc

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