Gerard Manly Hopkins Walk
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|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Car Park|
|Trail Way marking:||Red|