We in Glin, as a community, are so lucky to have the wonderful amenity of The Knights Walk. It is one of three walks that make up the Glin Heritage Trails. The Knights Walk runs from St Paul’s Heritage Centre to the highest point of the Glin Demesne, where a raised platform provides a panoramic view. It includes a variety of terrain from woodland to farmland and is waymarked with red arrows on a black background. The viewing point at the head of this trail is at a height of 130 metres and offers panoramic views from Galway Bay to Cnoc an Oir, through to Knockpatrick and beyond. It takes approximately one hour to complete at your leisure, and has both easy and moderate grades.
As one can imagine, with every such described amenity comes a huge amount of upkeep and repair. Since the walk opened in 2012, Dubby ( Jeremiah) Martin has been doing voluntary work on the Walk. He has spent hours digging trenches along the trail verges for drainage purposes. This keeps the trails dry and safe under foot and so is a walk that is accessible and safe even in the inclement winter months. It is indeed a labour of love for Dubby, and not expecting reward or praise, Dubby spends many of his leisure hours cleaning, sweeping and maintaining the paths and helping to make the Knights Walk one of the most enjoyable and scenic walks in West Limerick.
As a mark of gratitude and appreciation for his continuous hard work, Glin Development has made a small but heartfelt gesture by bestowing the title of ‘Keeper of the Knights Walk’ to Dubby, and presenting him with a trophy. Dubby is an unassuming man, who feigns praise, but as a community we would like him to know that his work does not go unnoticed, and he is the epitome of Community Spirit and is an example to all. Thank you Dubby from all in Glin Development and from the whole community.
L-R. Breda Henderson – Glin Development, Grainne Heaphy -Tarbert, Aisling Culhane – Glin , Ciara Shine – Glin, Dubby (Jeremiah) Martin – Keeper of the Knights Walk, Marie Fitzgerald – Glin Development, and John Anthony Culhane- Chairperson, Glin Development.