|County: Limerick, Tipperary
||Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
||Type: National Waymarked Trail
|Length (Kms): 43.00
||Climb (m): 870
|Estimated time to complete entire trail: 2 days
|Start point: Murroe
||Start point grid ref: R 730 554
|Finish point: Silvermines
||Finish point grid ref: R 840 715
|Nearest town to start: Murroe
||Ordnance Survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheets 59, 65 and 66
|Description of Trail:
The Slieve Felim Way is a 36km linear walking route through the counties of Limerick and Tipperary well away from the hustle and bustle of main roads. The route weaves its way from the village of Murroe through foothills and around Slieve Felim (422m), Keeper Hill (694m) and the Silvermine Mountains (475m) to finish at the former mining village of Silvermines. Near the southern end of the route and worth a visit is the Benedictine monastery of Glenstall Abbey. The terrain consists of quiet roads, forestry tracks and field paths: some wet stretches may be expected. The total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 900m, and there are no significant climbs, but there are some spectacular long views from the route, particularly along the northern section. There are not many options for public transport access or overnight accommodation along the route, so unless you intend covering the entire route in one go careful planning is needed. For more information follow external link to Shannon Region Trails - Slieve Felim Way
At Start - on street in Murroe
At End - on street in Silvermines
At Start: Limited bus service Check with Bus Eireann.
At End: Very limited bus service Check with Bus Eireann.
|Map guide available:
Slieve Felim Way Walking Trail - Shannon Development.
|Trail management organisation contact details:
Shannon Developement, Co. Clare. Tel: 061-361555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.shannonregiontourism.ie
11 kms or 26% of the Way follows local roads.
As with all National Waymarked Ways, the occassional waymarker can be knocked over or dislodged so always carry a map so that you can confirm that you are following the correct route. You may also come across some sections of soft ground along the Way - so a good pair of waterproof boots is the recommended footware.
Loading Trail Reviews
SFW - Map 1 - Murroe to Tooreenbrien
SFW - Map 2 - Tooreenbrien to Toor
SFW - Map 3 - Toor to Mulkear
SFW - Map 4 - Mulkear to Silvermines