The Beetler's Trail

Turn left at the Community centre up the Granemore Road out of Keady. Continue straight along the Granemore Road to the junction where the Granemore Road meets the Annvale Road and continue straight along the Granemore Road. Watch out for steep descending hills. Turn left at the junction where the Granemore Road meets the Dundrum Road. Pass Dundrum House on the right hand side, site of Information Board Two, pass Tassagh Post Office and continue straight across the road, and continue along the Dundrum Road. Pass Tassagh Church on the left-hand side, site of Information Board Three. Continue along Dundrum Road pass the site of the annual event of Road Bowls (as can be seen from the white lines on the road), pass Tassagh Graveyard on the left-hand side and continue under Tassagh Viaduct. At the end of the road turn right onto main Armagh Road then take the first immediate left. Be careful on these minor roads as they may get mucky in the winter. Continue along this road for approximately one mile and when you reach the STOP sign continue straight ahead. At the top of the road turn left onto Crosskeys Road. Continue along Crosskeys Road for approximately one mile and take the first left past the South Armagh Temple onto the Crossmore Road, site of Information Board Four. Continue along the Crossmore Road for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the end of the road and meet Kinelowen Street. Turn right, back into Keady, continue along Kinelowen Street, past the Old Mill and turn left down Bridge Street back to Information Board One at the Community Centre.

This walk follows minor roads in the very beautiful and historic area around Keady in South Armagh.

Distance: Approximately 9 miles
Start: Keady
Terrain: Mainly minor country roads with moderately steep hills - a small section of which may get muddy in bad weather.
Places to Visit Keady Heritage Centre in the Old Mill and information on other places of interest can be found in the Tourist Information Centre, Old Mill, Keady.
Toilets Toilets can be found at Keady Community Centre, The Old Mill, Keady and Sheils Pub.
Food & drink Refreshments can be purchased from Tassagh Post Office and Sheils Pub, Dundrum Road and from various outlets in Keady. Places around Keady.