Actually, that isn’t the name of this little shortcut from Dromont up to Kindlestown Woods and beyond, but, hey, we had to call it something.
And Dromont Ditch just has a certain Oirish ring to it.
Just off Chapel Road, on the Blacklion side of St Laurence’s School, through those fancy Drumont houses that have a whiff of Abigail’s Party about them, and just beyond Kindlestown Castle, on the left, this little right of way is a godsend for anyone wishing to trek from Greystones and on up to either Bellevue or Kindlestown Woods.
As you emerge on the other side of The Dromont Ditch (I really hope that name sticks), you’ll have to make your way past some very fancy driveways, the sprawling estates all around you home to the likes of Lord Dickus of Joyce and Lady Roro of Venables. Once you don’t look too Catholic, you should be through this wealth belt within five minutes unscathed, and then it’s a simple right up that rollercoaster road that leads to Kindlestown Wood and the Octagon.
And don’t forget that other sweet shortcut on your travels around here, The Glebe.
Check out the Dromont Ditch tidy-up of May 2019 here, the new path here, and find more Take A Hikes here.
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