Easy Going

Clara New Orchard Loop 1

Mc Donagh Junction Car Park (Opposite St. John's Church)
Group size
8 Participants
All Bikes

We meet at Mc Donagh Junction car park. We pass Nowlan Park on our left before joining Loughlin road. At the roundabout we link onto the old Clara road past Archersrath. 

After approx 4km we turn left onto a quiet intersecting road for a further 2km before crossing the Johnswell road and linking with a back road heading to Ballyfoyle.

After a further 4km we then turn left onto the New Orchard road which takes us back to the Kilkenny city ring road. 

We go through the roundabout and proceed along the city streets to the Muse Cafe at the Butler gallery for refreshments.

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Leader Recommendations
Rain Jacket
Spare inner tube
Coffee stop
Money for cuppa
Face mask
Brian Fennelly
Brian Fennelly


I am a leisure cyclist for many years. Over the last few years I have participated in many AXA Community Bike Rides and like their camaraderie and ethos. I have completed the leaders course so that I can share that enjoyment with fellow leisure cyclists.

Leader Comments
Brian Fennelly

Cold start but we warmed up as we cycled and sun came out briefly! Had a coffee in the Muse cafe to finish. Great to have group cycles back.

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