Gerard Manly Hopkins Walk

Trail description

The English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins lived in Dublin between 1883 to 1889 and was a Professor of Greek at the newly founded Catholic University on St. Stephen's Green (now UCD). He considered Monasterevin his rural haven, visiting a number of times. The river Barrow featured in some of his sketches and in a line of a poem 'the burling Barrow brown'.

This walk leaves the car park and passes through the Lawson Cypress avenue and then loops around through the beech and ash stands.  It passes a cairn and old quarry pits. 

Trail Name: Gerard Manly Hopkins Walk
Recreation Site: Moore Abbey  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:2km
Time: 30mins
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Red