The Earl’s Chair is an interesting site near one of the entrances to Derrybrien Wind Farm. This chair like rock formation was used by the local “gentry” as a resting spot when they were hunting in the mountain but the site may also be one of the earliest coronation sites in Connacht.

I went there via the first entrance to the windfarm off the Black Road when coming from the Derrybrien direction. I followed this path and veered into a bit of Sitka Spruce plantation and found a small track that led to the chair.

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I followed this track back to the windmills, there were lovely views of East Galway behind me. View on the Way to the Chair On the Way Out

I wasn’t the only visitor. Deer Track

There are some brilliant views of Lough Derg, Moyglass Lake, and around the Sliabh Aughties from the windfarm. View on the Way Down Moyglass Lake and Lough Derg



Caher na Earle (The Earl’s Chair) - James Charles Roy 2000
Video by Martin Fahy