Edenmore Bog Walk
Edenmore Bog Walk is a looped trail of 4.5km around part of the North Longford boglands, located on the outskirts of Ballinamuck. The walk has been developed by the Ballinamuck Community Enterprise Group, with the support of Fáilte Ireland. This trail is a unique setting for a self guided tour of pristine bogland habitat, introducing the walker to the biodiversity of bogland plants and animals as well as many other features of interest along the route.
The centre of Edenmore Bog is in relatively pristine condition, and supports two rare mosses that are only found on high quality raised bog. The edges of the bog support a range of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats, which add to the diversity of flora and fauna in the area. Peat provides an important source of fuel for the local community, many of whom have turbary (turf-cutting) rights for small sections around the edges. Turbary rights are assigned to families or to houses, and this is a traditional practice that has been in place for centuries.
For more information on Edenmore Bog Walk please see Sport Ireland - Longford trails.
Points of Interest: Why not pay a visit to the nearby 1798 Ballinamuck Visitors Centre and learn about the infamous battle that was fought many years ago. Or pop into Dillons Bar & Restaurant for lunch, they also provide comfortable accommodation for visitors.