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Kilronan Castle Looped Walks - Kilronan Castle Loop
Ballyfarnan, Co. Roscommon
Free to visit
Take this easy 4.6km loop in resplendent County Roscommon and embrace woodland scenery, captivating castle views and beautiful lakeshores.

Starting and ending at Kilronan Castle car park, this charming loop near Ballyfarnon takes 70 minutes to complete.

Following forest roads, woodland and lakeside paths, the trail extends through lush Kilronan Forest and along the northern shore of Lough Meelagh. Its lake shore limit extends as far as Doon Point before returning along woodland tracks and the entrance avenue of Kilronan Castle, boasting a bounty of woodland and lakeshore scenery.

Although there are no difficult ascents, the route does include narrow elevated paths by the lake.

After your loop why not enjoy afternoon tea in Kilronan Castle or pop by one of Ballyfarnon or Keadue’s welcoming pubs for a bite to eat.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Kilronan Castle Looped Walks
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1.25 hours
    Nearest town start:Ballyfarnon
    Nearest town finish:Ballyfarnon
    Start point:Kilronan Castle car park
    Finish point:Kilronan Castle car park
    Waymarking:Red arrow on white background
    Facilities:Shops, pubs,
Why we like it
  • A serene freshwater lake, Lough Meelagh is home to fish species like perch, roach, pike and the critically-endangered European eel
  • Dog owner? Why not take your four-legged friend along! Dogs are permitted on this trail once under effective control. 
Contact details
Castletenison Demesne, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, F52 R867, 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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