People lived here mostly in the 1950s but the last remaining inhabitant was a monk… until he died at the age of 73 in 2013. Most of the houses are in ruins.
However, Galboly was used in Game of Thrones seasons 5 and 6 as Runestone in the Vale of Arryn. Check out the episode “Wars to Come”.
The walk is not sign-posted – the nearest village is Glenariff. Just past St McNissis College, there are several lay-bys in close succession to park in. Some entrances are private land but there’s a wide public quarry path you can access.
There are absolutely stunning views from the top. It’s not necessarily a long walk; some parts are steep and muddy, but it’s more about the views at the end!
Be mindful of grazing sheep and close any gates behind you.
Such a peaceful beautiful area that will transport you back in time – a true Irish dream.
Live in Donaghadee. Work in Finance NICS. Enjoy discovering new walks and sharing them with international friends living in NI, photography, travelling, good coffee, movies and spending time with family and friends.
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