Rosslare

(272km / c. 4 hrs 4 mins)

1.  Leave Rosslare following signs for Waterford / N25.  
This will take you:
– southwest on R736 / Station Rd towards Seabury
– to a roundabout – 2nd exit onto R740
– to a roundabout – 2nd exit N25
2.  At Rosslare Rd roundabout take the 1st exit and stay on N25 heading for Cork, Waterford, Limerick, N24.  Go through 1 roundabout
3.  At the roundabout take the 1st exit and continue on the N25
– you will reach New Ross where you cross over the river and turn sharp left to stay on the N25
4. ¬†After 21km (outside Waterford), you’ll reach a roundabout (Grannagh Junction). ¬†take the 3rd exit onto the N9, heading for the N24
5.  At the next roundabout (Quarry Roundabout) take the 1st exit onto the N24 towards Limerick.
6.  Continue on this road (N24) through Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cahir & Tipperary towns until you reach the M7 (about 110 km)
7.  At the M7 turn left towards Galway  
8. ¬†Continue onto the N18 towards Galway. ¬†n.b. This is a toll road ‚ā¨1.80
4.  Continue on the M18 until the Ennis / N85 Exit
5.  Follow signs for Ennistimon crossing 5 roundabouts
6.  At the 6th roundabout turn LEFT (first exit) continuing on the N85 towards Ennistimon
7.  After leaving Ennis take the second RIGHT turn (the first major junction) onto R476 towards Corofin
8.  Continue on this road, through Corofin and then Kilnaboy, for 17km
9.  At Leamaneh Castle turn RIGHT onto R480 towards Ballyvaughan & Carron
n.b.  this junction is recognisable by the large 4 storey stone ruin.  The road sweeps round to the left at the junction with the R480
10.  Take the 2nd right (2.4 km from Leamaneh) towards Carran
11.  Travel 8.7 km.  You will pass through:
– Carran Village & Cassidy’s pub
– a cutting in the rock where the road goes steeply down and bends left & right
12.  Immediately after the cutting in the rock turn LEFT onto the gravel road
13.  Turn RIGHT at the T-junction opposite the white bungalow
11.  Keep right when the road splits.  n.b. please be careful on this corner as this is a two way road
12.  You will find us in the blue cottage on the right