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Lough Derg Way

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Moderate
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Limerick, Clare, Tipperary
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: National Waymarked Trail
Length (Kms): 68.00
Climb (m): 527
Estimated time: 3 days
Start point: Limerick City
Start point grid ref: R 577 573
End point: Dromineer
End point grid ref: R 814 860
Nearest town to start: Limerick City
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheets 58, 59 and 65
Dogs Allowed: No
Facilities: Parking
At Start - car parks in Limerick City
At End - car park on lake shore in Dromineer
Public transport: At Start: Bus to Limerick Check with with Bus Eireann.
Rail to Limerick Check with Iarnrod Eireann.
At End: None
Map guide available: Shannon's Lough Derg Way Walking Trail - Shannon Development


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Description of Trail

The Lough Derg Way is a 64km walking route that starts at the Tourist Office behind the Hunt Museum in Limerick City in the west of Ireland and follows the River Shannon and its associated canals northwestwards to the lake port of Dromineer on Lough Derg. Along the way the route passes through the hamlet of Clonlara, the village of O’Briensbridge and the ancient town of Killaloe, which was once home of the famous 11th century High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. Killaloe is a heritage town, and interested walkers will want to linger at St Flannan’s Cathedral with its early Christian oratory. Lakeside and waterside sections of the route offer fine views. Terrain consists mainly of canal and riverside paths at the southern end, and mainly country roads at the northern end, some sections of which can be hazardous with fast-moving traffic. Other than at the start in Limerick, there are very limited options for public transport connections along the route. For more information follow link to Shannon Region Trails - Lough Derg Way

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38 kms or 55% of the Way follows local roads. There may be some waymarking issues.
PLEASE NOTE that this trail may currently be closed on the UL Campus due to works being carried out there at present.

Trail management organisation contact details

Limerick Tourist Information Office, 20 O'Connell Street, Limerick.
Tel: 061-317522
Email: limericktio@failteireland.ie
Web: www.shannonregiontourism.ie/

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