Derralossary Lane- Oldtown

‘Doire Iasrach’ translates as the oak grove of the flame, and this mile along Derralossary Lane to Oldtown and the Vartry pub in Roundwood is steeped in history, culture, nature and features of interest including connections to the following Robert Barton, Erskine Childers, Sean T O Kelly, Laurence Sterne, JM Synge, Joseph Holt, Bulaun Stones, A Charter School, An old road, the TV Series ‘Braken’, Red Kites, bats and woodpeckers... this mile is something very special.

Read more about ‘The President’s Mile’ in another article on this website HERE

Please click on PDF below to view the final report from the PURE Mile group which highlights the local heritage and the work undertaken by the group to protect and promote this as part of the PURE Mile initiative.

Previous winners of the PURE Mile ‘Best Built Heritage Award’ in 2012, the group again entered the competition in 2014 with another excellent project.


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