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Carran Turlough Loop
Carran, Co. Clare
Free to visit
This looped walk is a 5km route which travels around the Carran Turlough (seasonal lake), Europes largest Turlough.

A-B: With Cassidys pub at your back, travel left passing Clare’s Rock Hostel on your right. The loops turns left, along a windy road to a junction, where you turn left again. This straight flat road takes you along the shores of the Turlough on your left, with mountainous farmland on your right.

B-C: At the next junction, turn left and follow this road to the cross signposted Burren Perfumery. Keep left, and you will pass the National University of Ireland Galway field research station on your right.

C-D: At the t junction, with Carran National School on your left, take the left turn for a short climb on a pedestrian footpath back to the trailhead opposite Cassidy’s pub.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1.25 hours
    Nearest town start:Carron
    Nearest town finish:Carron
    Start point:Cassidys Pub, Carron village
    Finish point:Cassidys Pub, Carron village
    Waymarking:Red arrow on white background
Contact details
The Heart of, The Burren, Ballyconry, Carran, Co. Clare, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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