R392 road (Ireland)
|Length:||47 km (29 mi)|
The R392 closely follows the route of a portion of an ancient ceremonial route from Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon (the ancient capital of the kingdom of Connaught), to the Hill of Tara, in county Meath (the ancient residence of the High King of Ireland. This largely accounts for the remarkable straightness of the R392 compared to other Regional roads in the area. The route also closely passes the Hill of Uisneach, an even older royal and spiritual site than Tara located between the villages of Moyvore and Loughnavalley and place of origin of the festival of Bealtine. West of Ballymahon, before crossing the River Shannon, the R392 runs parallel to the Corlea Trackway, an ancient wooden trackway across a peat bog found by bog workers in the 1980s and excavated fully in 1991. This link with the Corlea trackway indicates the R392 route to be one of the oldest routes in Ireland, possibly even in Europe.
The road is 47 km (29 mi) long.