MOUNT NEBO TRAIL
Distance: 5.6km (4 miles)
Walking time: 1 hour
OSI Discovery Map Series 69
GRID REFERENCE: T113642
SAT NAV: 52.717890, -6.352114
The Mount Nebo Trail starts at Hollyfort car park on the Monaseed Road, beside the Old School House where there is ample parking space. The trail provides scenic views across the surrounding countryside, particularly on the descent back to Hollyfort. The woodland trail winds uphill to a Fairy Wood at the top, which then leads onto an open looped Coillte forestry road, which runs around the slopes of Mt Nebo and Slievebaun. There are four seating benches situated along the Coillte trail.
Mount Nebo has historical links to the Irish republican women’s paramilitary organisation, Cumann na mban, through two of their members, Maire Comerford and Aileen Keogh.
- Take time to breathe in the peace and quiet of the trail.
- Walk carefully through the scary Fairy Wood that leads onto Mount Nebo.
- Relax on the wooden benches along the way to reflect on the natural flora and fauna around you.
Enjoy the stunning views.