The view from Patrickstown Hill is quite an extraordinary sight, and getting to the viewing point can be something of a voyage of discovery as well. As part of the Loughcrew collection of hills, just outside Oldcastle, that also includes Carnbane West, Carrickbrac or Newtown, and Carnbane East, the summit of Patrickstown Hill can be reached either from the main Loughcrew car park near Cairn T, or by parking on the east side and following the walking track.
Scattered all over the top of the hills are many, many ancient relics and monuments, but on reaching the summit, the views can stretch from the Wicklow Mountains, the Mournes to Slieve Gullion and the north of Shell and Roughley Mountains. This give a panoramic vista from one side of Ireland right across to the other, all of the land from sea to sea.
While taking in the scenery, remember all the other interesting things to be found across Loughcrew. The area is teaming with megalithic passage tombs hidden under immense cairns, ancient markers, and mysterious standing stones.
Stout footwear is recommended as there is a lot of ground to cover, but with the surroundings being so pleasant, the air so crisp and the myths, legends and history being so prevalent, all the walking will pay off in the end.
Geo-Coordinates: Latitude: 53.7447 Longitude: -7.11024