There is something beyond description that happens when one walks right up to the Castle Ferriter. It is just hard to descibe --but many have felt it To walk in the same footsteps as our ancestor, Piaras, is a powerful moment. Then, to look over Doon Poin and see all in one turn of the head, the crashing waves, rocky cliffs, sandy beach, lush green mountains, and distant horizon that stops where America begins--this is an experience that settles deep in the soul. This is a highlight of the trip!
We are organizing scheduled walks to The Castle Ferriter ruin. Many have taken this walk on their own in the past without anything being scheduled and without having anyone walk with them. However, we have a larger group this time --and this changes things. The castle ruin lies on private property --and we must respect that. Permission is being obtained for small groups to walk there during our gathering as a 'low profile' is least damaging, most respectful, and provides more of a personal experience. The nearby cows will appreciate this consideration as well. It is also a bit of a challenging though short walk. Waterproof hiking style boots are best. A walking stick might help. Scarves, sweaters, hoodies, rainwear --all of that must be worn or brought with you --just in case. There are cliffs nearby and one should not wander off too far!
Due to considerations for safety, we need to have people only go to the castle as part of a guided small group tour. The guides are local volunteers who know the terrain. We are arranging to have several guided walks to the castle on Thursday and Friday between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. Anyone wishing to walk to the castle will need to schedule this as part of the registration process which will take place on Wednesday, April 11th from 2-5 pm (drop by between those hours at the Louis Mulcahy Pottery Shop to register --it won't take long).
You won't want to miss out on this! Its a once in a lifetime experience (rain or shine).