Ideal for the experienced walker, the Wicklow Way was Ireland’s very first waymarked trail and remains as popular as ever. This linear route unfolds over 129km, connecting Dublin’s leafy suburbs with the raw beauty of counties Wicklow and Carlow.
Explore Lough Boora Discovery Park in County Offaly. See sculptures on the looped walks, hire a bike to check out the cycle route, try a spot of angling or bring the kids on the fairy trail.
Follow the River Barrow’s historic towpath on a pictorial 120km trail through counties Kildare, Laois and Carlow. Ideal for all level of walker, heritage sites and riverside scenery abound on this linear route.
The Waterford Greenway, one of Ireland’s most loved cycle routes, weaves its way from Waterford City to Dungarvan taking in the county’s rolling hills and dramatic coastline.
Enjoy a moderate leg of the pastoral Nore Valley Walk on this 11km trail connecting Kilkenny City to the village of Bennettsbridge. Riversides and rural scenery treat you at every turn in this corner of Ireland’s Ancient East.
Walk among the pastoral Nore Valley landscape on this charming 11km trail in County Kilkenny. Connecting Inistioge to Thomastown, you’ll enjoy the valley’s abundance of natural beauty.
Explore the majesty of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on this 70.5km lush green loop through the splendid County Laois and Offaly landscape.
The East Munster Way is a 70km linear walking route of considerable variety, from riverside paths to woodland and from open mountain moorland to quiet country roads. It is part of the European E8 route.
Get off the beaten track and discover one of the best-kept secrets in Louth on the Táin Way. This long-distance circular route around the county’s highest peak will bring you through a landscape brimming with myths, legends, and unmatched scenery to really let your imagination run wild.
See lakes sparkling in the sunlight, climb to mighty mountain peaks and soak up the serenity of the countryside. Plan your next hiking holiday and make sure you read Mountaineering Ireland's top tips before you go. There's so much to do in this region, so check out our Ireland's Ancient East page and plan your next holiday.