The Monastic Way is an evolving concept which gives visiting tourists and explorers an alternative route to travel from Dublin to Galway, along an ancient Irish route, taking in sites of historical significance and monastic settlements.
This 'tour' through Ireland is devised so that vistors, explorers, walkers or hikers can join or leave the route easily at their leisure at various points. Alternatively they can remain for longer in the most ancient monastic area of Ireland.
The Monastic Way roughly follows the path of the 'Eiscir Riada' - Kings Highway - the ancient route from east to west - including areas of interest in County Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Roscommon & Galway.
The Monastic Way currently includes various places of interest and is constantly expanding as more communities in the Midlands region get involved.