Last Sunday we joined a walk organized by Burrenbeo, a volunteer group that describes itself as a landscape charity. We me at St Joseph's church in Fanore, and from there, walked the old cattle road, today known as the green road towards Blackhead. The green road runs parallel to the coast road, nearly all the way to Ballyvaughan.
Mary from Burrenbeo explains the geology of the Burren
After about 1.5 hrs we reached Caherdonnerish ring fort, which is located half way up the mountain, on a rock plateau overlooking Galway Bay. The fort was built between 500-900 AD.
Its a shame, that neither the green road or the ring fort itself are sign posted. There is no sign in Fanore to point hikers to the trail head, the ring fort itself is only mentioned in specialist travel guides.
The best time to go up to Caherdoonerish is probably the afternoon, the view of the sun setting over Galway Bay and the Aran islands alone is worth the climb.