THE RAINBOW BALLROOM OF ROMANCE
Starting in Kiltyclogher village take the R281 towards Glenfarne (Gleann Fearna) passing through lovely quiet rolling countryside. After 11km you meet the N16 and the Ballroom is directly opposite you.
The cycle route returns back up the R281 in the direction of Kiltyclogher. After just 300m keep right to go into Glenfarne Demesne loop which lies on the shores of Lough MacNean. This is a very beautiful wood which was once part of the Tottenham estate.
After 1km keep right to head to the Boat Quay and Picnic area on the lake shore. (The remainder of the loop is at the moment only suitable for MTB or Hybrid bikes as there is a 1km gravel section before returning to tarmacadam). Continue along the road keeping to the right, then after 3km take sharp left turn. This road continues for 3km to meet the R281 again some 4km above Glenfarne. Turn right back towards Kiltyclogher village.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance: Built in 1934 by John Mc Givern, it became a very popular venue for Showbands for many decades, famous for its sprung dance floor. Still used as a local social venue, it is now is also a tourist attraction destination as it hosts a very popular Showband Memorabilia exhibition.
THE RAINBOW BALLROOM OF ROMANCE CYCLE ROUTE
Starting in Kiltyclogher village this 26km route takes you out to the Ballroom of Romance, a unique location of local social history.