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Long Distance Way Marked Ways

Long Distance Way Marked Ways

The Lough Derg Way

The Way follows a mix of riverbank, canal bank, forest track, old roadway and minor road.

The Lough Derg Way is best accessed at one of five key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking. The trailheads are located reasonably close to other services and facilities, such as shops, accommodation, restaurants and public transport. The trailheads are located as follows:

Trailhead 1 – Limerick City
Limerick City is located approximately 25km from Shannon Airport and 37km from Ennis. This trailhead is located at the Limerick City Tourist Information office at Arthur’s Quay in the centre of Limerick City.

Trailhead 2 – Clonlara
Clonlara is located on the R463, approximately 10km from Limerick City. This trailhead is located in the centre of the village.

Trailhead 3 – Killaloe/Ballina

Killaloe/Ballina is located on the R463 and is 28km from Limerick City. This trailhead is located at the Riverside Car Park on the Killaloe side of the River Shannon and is situated close to the Tourist Information office.

Trailhead 4 – Garrykennedy
Garrykennedy is located on the shores of Lough Derg, off the R494 near Portroe. The trailhead is located in the village, adjacent to this very popular harbour and marina.

Trailhead 5 – Dromineer
Dromineer is located, off the N52, on the R495. The trailhead is located in the village, adjacent to this very popular harbour and marina.

AffiliationsKEY
  • National Trails Office
Descriptions
Distance

Approximately a 69km long-distance walking trail

Estimated Time

Approximately 2 to 2.5 days. Each section could be comfortably walked in approximately half a day

Grade

Moderate to Difficult

Terrain

The Way rises to an altitude of 417m at Tountinna, in the Arra Mountains, between Killaloe/Ballina and Garrykennedy

Trailhead

Limerick City, Clonlara, Killaloe/Ballina, Garrykennedy and Dromineer

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