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Long Distance Way Marked Ways

Long Distance Way Marked Ways

The Lough Derg Way

Contact

Tourist Information Office
Limerick
Limerick
Republic of Ireland

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

The route is best accessed at one of five key trailheads, each of which provides 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 2-2.5 days. Each section could be comfortably walked in approximately 1/2 day.

Grade

Moderate-Difficult

Terrain

The route 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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