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Looped walks in Ireland Get out there and discover Ireland’s looped walks


Get out there & discover Ireland’s looped walks From the relatively easy two hour strolls through our beautiful forest parks or a more challenging spectacular coastal or mountain trail there is something for everyone. This guide lists the numerous looped walks all over Ireland. Each trailhead listed (starting point for the walk) has facilities such as car parks, picnic areas and information panels about the walks. As you will see in the guide many trailheads have a number of looped walks starting from them. You can choose the best trail for you in terms of fitness level, time it will take etc. Along with the listing for each looped walk showing the theme, approximate time required & level of fitness, the map of Ireland is divided in two to show the exact location of all trailheads by county. Each region is also colour coded. A full map of Ireland is located at the back of the guide displaying all trailhead numbers.

North west

page 07

dublin

page 07

west Shannon Region south west

page 08-09 page 13 page 14-15

east coast

page 19

south east

page 20-21

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Looped walks in Ireland


Www.discoverireland.ie/ walking For further information on all looped walks listed in this guide, downloadable map guides & information go to: www.discoverireland.ie/walking

The website has everything you need to find & plan the perfect walk & walking holiday for you! Each looped walk listed in this guide comes with descriptions and directions You can download a map for each looped walk to bring with you Details on the best walking destinations in Ireland Details on local walking providers who can plan a fantastic holiday for you Details for walking festivals and events Looped walks in Ireland 03


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Ireland north west, west, east coast & midlands

55°

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65

66

Aran Island 

108

DONE

14

AT L A N T I C   OCEAN 

Don

Ballyshannon 

30

44

Easkey 

60

MAYO 

124 51

78 13

126

113

125

L Car

Castlebar  Westport 

ROSCOMMON 

52

91

10

94

Long

11

12 42

64

SLIGO 

Ballina 

92

54°

Sligo 

Dromore West 

43

Roscommon 

129

131

Tuam  GALWAY 

97

Galway  North West 53°

14

Glencolmcille

23

Inishowen

39

Rossmore

47

Swanlinbar

64

Deerpark

A T LTory A NIsland TIC  66 Arran Island OCEAN  65

108 Horn Details page 07 121 Loughrea  Cliffs of Moher 122 113 07 Lough Easkey 07 GALWAY  40 07 80West 81 10 07 Letterfrack 26 08 11 27Cloonfad 07 09 123 Nenagh 

07 07

95 07 Kilrush  07

73

Bailieborough

74

Ballyconnell

07

75

Killashandra

07Listowel 

Ennis  12 Clogher CLARE  13

Derrada

Looped walks in Ireland

08

24

Shannon  30 Carrawteigue

08

08 57 58

109

42

Inishbofin Island Limerick  08

43

Keenagh

08

44

LIMERICK  Erris Head

08

46 48

2

110

25 6 6

Thu

TIPPE

20 Tipperary  88 85 19 37 89 86 38 6 87 Mitchelstown 

Newcastle West 

04

Ballinasloe 


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Coleraine 

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Larne 

Ballymena 

Strabane  TYRONE 

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Carrickfergus 

Antrim 

Cookstown 

Belfast 

Omagh 

Lisburn  Lurgan 

Portadown  Enniskillen 

Armagh  Monaghan 

FERMANAGH 

DOWN 

ARMAGH 

39

Str a ord L.  ngf

Dungannon 

Newry 

MONAGHAN 

47

74 75

LEITRIM 

rick-on-Shannon 

gford 

1

73

120

Cavan  CAVAN 

LOUTH  Ardee 

LONGFORD 

Drogheda 

36

76

MEATH 

DUBLIN 

Maynooth 

Athlone 

OFFALY 

28 51 29 22 Birr 

67 68

urles 

Portarlington 

Clare Island

09 Kildare 

52 41Inisturk 60

09

62 3

Islaneady LAOIS 

91

Westport

08

92

Inisbiggle

94

Tourmakeady 72 102 Rindoon 59 71

Roscrea 

112

97 124

Kilkenny 

32

Foxford

126

Foxford

63

08

CARLOW 

09

119 Cong

09 09

4

19

Drewstown Woods

19

Ballinamuck Arklow 

19

120

Annaloughan

19

106 dublin

132 0890

Carrick-on-Suir 

Waterford 

Bray 

Athleague

76

104

2

Howth

07

WEXFORD  Enniscorthy 

35 70 77 09 33 34 56 127 New Ross  Clonmel  70

131

36

107 101

09

129

61 East Coast & Midlands

09

KILKENNY 

Dublin 

Wicklow  WICKLOW  1 Carlingford

Carlow 

Mulranny

ERARY  125

Naas 

08

Athy  08

78

Dun Laoghaire 

KILDARE 

Enniscoe House Portlaoise 

2

Dublin 

KILDARE 

Edenderry 

IRISH  SEA 

Navan 

Mullingar  WESTMEATH 

Tullamore 

54°

Dundalk 

5

ST. GEORGE’S  CHANNEL  Wexford  Looped walks in Ireland 05

53°


00 06

Looped walks in Ireland


North West Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

Cavan 47

Swanlinbar-Hawkswood Loop

Nature

1.5

Moderate

73

Bailieborough Castle Lakes Loop

Nature

1

Moderate

74

Ballyconnell-Canal Loop

Nature

1

Easy

75

Killashandra-Killashandra Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

14a Tower Loop

Mountain

2

Moderate

14b Drum Loop

Donegal Glencolmcille

14

Mountain

3

Hard

23

Inishowen-Inishowen Head Loop

Coastal

2

Moderate

108

Horn Head-McSwyne’s gun Loop

Coastal

2-2.5

Moderate

Donegal Off Shore Islands Looped Walks 65

Tory Island-Tory Island Loop

Island

1.5-2

Moderate

66

Arran Island-Arran Island Loop

Island

2

Moderate

Nature

2

Easy

Monaghan Rossmore-Lakes Loop

39

Sligo 64

Deerpark-Court Tomb Loop

Nature

1.5

Moderate

113

Lough Easkey-Lough Easkey Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

Category

Time (Hrs)

2a Lower Cliff Loop

Coastal

1.5

2b Tramline Loop

Coastal

1.5

Easy

2c Masts Loop

Coastal

1.5

Moderate

2d Bog of frogs Loop

Coastal

3

Hard

dublin Looped Walks

Level of difficulty

Howth 2

Easy

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West Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Mountain

2

Level of difficulty

Galway 10

Letterfrack-Diamond Hill

42

Inishbofin Island

Moderate

42a Westquarter Loop

Island

1.5

Easy

42b Middlequarter Loop

Island

1.5-2

Moderate

42c Cloonamore Loop

Island

2-3

Moderate

121a Lúb Dun Chonchúir

Island

2-3

Easy

121b Lúb Cill Cheannanach

Island

3-4

Easy

121c Lúb Dun Fearbhai

Island

4-5

Moderate

122a Lúb Ceathrú an Locha

Island

2-3

Easy

122b Lúb Cearthrú an Phoillín

Island

4-5

Moderate

Galway Aran Islands Looped Walks 121

122

Inis Meain

Inis Oirr

Mayo 12

Clogher-Clogher bog Loop

Nature

2

Easy

13

Derrada-Lettermaghera Loop

Nature

2

Easy

30

Carrawteigue 30a Black ditch

Coastal

2

Moderate

30b Children of Lir Loop

Coastal

3

Moderate

43

Keenagh-Keenagh Loop

Mountain

3

Moderate

44

Erris Head-Erris Head Loop

Coastal

2

Moderate

60

Enniscoe House-Ennsicoe Loop

Nature

1

Easy

78

Islaneady 78a Bothy Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

78b Lough Aroher Loop

Nature

2.5-3

Moderate

Mountain

3-3.5

Hard

91

Westport-Brackloon Woods Loop

78c Letterkeen Loop

Nature

1

Easy

94

Tourmakeady-Tourmakeady Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

124

Mulranny 124a Lookout Hill Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

124b Bunnahowna Loop

Nature

4-5

Moderate

08

Looped walks in Ireland


West Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

MAYO 125

Foxford-Larganmore Loop

126

Foxford-Prebaun Loop

Mountain

4-5

Moderate

Nature

3-3.30

131

Moderate

Cong 131a Nature Loop

Nature

1

Easy

131b Pigeon Hole Loop

Nature

1.30

Easy

51a Fawnglass Loop

Island

1

Easy

51b Knockaveena Loop

Island

2.5

Moderate

52a Lough Coolaknick Loop

Island

1.5

Easy

52b Mountain Common Loop

Island

2.5

Moderate

92a Gob na Dubh Loop

Island

1-1.5

Easy

92b Bull's Mouth Loop

Island

1.5-2

Easy

Nature

2

Easy

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

Nature

3-4

Moderate

Mayo off-Shore Islands Looped Walks 51

52

92

Clare Island

Inisturk

Inisbiggle

Roscommon 11

Cloonfad-Derrylahan Loop

97

Rindoon 97a Rinn Duin Castle Loop 97b Warren Point Loop

129

Athleague-Rookwood Bridge Loop

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Galway 

Ballinasloe 

121 122

Loughrea 

Cliffs of Moher

81

53°

80

40

Nenagh 

Ennis  CLARE 

AT L A N T I C   OCEAN 

95

109

24

Shannon 

Kilrush 

110

26

27

123

29

GALWAY 

25 67 68

57 58

Thur

Limerick  46 48

LIMERICK 

Listowel 

TIPPER

20 Tipperary  88 85 19 37 89 86 38 6 87 Mitchelstown 

Newcastle West 

Tralee 

50

55

31

9 114 115

15

118

17

16

83

18

84

8 130 82

7

West

51°

Cork 

Midleton Cobh 

Bantry 

79 Skibbereen 

Details page

57

Ballyhourigan

13

121

Inis Meain

08

58

Knockanroe

13

122

Inis Oirr

08

80

Ballyvaughan

13

81

shannon region

10

Yougha

105

98 111

Ballyvaughan

13

6

Ballyhoura

13

85

Ballyhoura

13

19

Ballyhoura

13

86

Ballyhoura

13

20

Ballyhoura

13

87

Ballyhoura

13

24

O’Briensbridge

13

88

Ballyhoura

13

26

Feakle

13

89

Ballyhoura

13

27

Ruan

13

95

Doonbeg

13

40

Carren

13

123

Mullaghmore

13

46

Murroe

13

southWest

48

Murroe

13

Looped walks in Ireland

7

103

45

Mallow 

CORK 

Kenmare 

116 117

21

49 99

KERRY  Killarney 

52°

96

Sheeps Head

14


OFFALY 

28 9 22 Birr 

41

Portarlington 

62 3

Dublin  Naas 

Kildare 

61

Carlow 

104

107 101 102 59

rles 

71

72

Kilkenny 

32

RARY 

CARLOW 

53°

Arklow 

106

132 90

KILKENNY 

35 70 77 33 34 56 127 Clonmel 

WEXFORD  Enniscorthy 

70

New Ross 

Carrick-on-Suir 

5

Waterford 

3

Wicklow 

4

112

7 8

119 WICKLOW 

Athy 

LAOIS 

Dun Laoghaire  Bray 

63

KILDARE 

Portlaoise  Roscrea 

KILDARE 

Edenderry 

Tullamore 

ST. GEORGE’S  CHANNEL 

Wexford 

100 Rosslare Harbour 

69 WATERFORD 

Tramore 

54 53 Dungarvan  52°

al 

C E LT I C     SEA 

Ireland shannon region, south west

8 9 15

15

82

Bere Island

15

Killarney

15

83

Castletownbere

14

Caherciveen

15

84

Garanish

14

98

Sheeps Head

14

Bere Island

16

Ardgroom

14

17

Eyeries

14

99

Millstreet

14

18

Dursey Island

15

105

Bonane

15

21

Killavullen

14

111

Sheeps Head

14

31

Duhallow

14

114

Hags Glen

15

45

Clogheen

14

115

Hags Glen

15

49

Mount Hillary

14

116

Ballinaskelligs

15

50

Mullaghareirk

14

117

Ballinaskelligs

15

55

Glanageenty

15

118

Valentia

15

79

Drimoleague

14

130

Bere Island

15

Looped walks in Ireland 11

51°


12

Looped walks in Ireland


Shannon Region Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

24a Parteen Weir

Nature

1

Easy

24b Errina Bridge

Nature

2

Easy

24c Old Barge

Clare 24

O’Briensbridge

Nature

3

Moderate

26

Feakle-Ballycroum Loop

Nature

3

Moderate

27

Ruan-Dromore Wood Loop

Nature

2

Easy

40

Carren-Carron Loop

Nature

3

Moderate

80

Ballyvaughan-Wood Loop

Nature

2-3.5

Easy

95

Doonbeg Nature Nature

2-2.5 4-5

Easy Moderate

95a Doonbeg Loop 95b Yullaher Loop 81

Ballyvaughan-Blackhead Loop

Coastal

5-6

Hard

123

Mullaghmore-Lough Avalla Farm Loop

Nature

2.5-3

Hard

Mountain

3

Hard

Nature

2

Moderate

Limerick 6

Ballyhoura-Black Rock Loop

19

Ballyhoura-Canon Sheehan Loop

20

Ballyhoura-Attychraan Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

46

Murroe-Glenstal woods

Nature

3

Moderate

48

Murroe 48a Nature Loop

Nature

1

Easy

48b Clare Glens Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

57

Ballyhourigan Woods-Keeper Hill Loop

Nature

2.5-3

Moderate

58

Knockanroe Woods Silvermines

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

85

Ballyhoura, Ballinaboola

86

85a Ballinaboola Loop

Nature

2.5-3

Moderate

85b Knockduv Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

Nature

1-1.5

Easy Moderate

Ballyhoura, Anglesboro 86a Paradise Hill Loop

Nature

1.5-2

87

Ballyhoura-Donkey Sanctuary Loop

86b Benard Loop

Nature

1

Easy

88

Ballyhoura-Darbys Bed Loop

Nature

2-2.5

Moderate

89

Ballyhoura, Darragh Hills Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

Mountain

2.5-3

Moderate

89a Castle Gale Loop 89b Darragh Hills Loop

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south West Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

7a Lighthouse Loop

Coastal

2

Hard

7b Poets Way Loop

Coastal

5-6

Hard

Cork 7

98

111

Sheeps Head Peninsula

Sheeps Head-Ahakista TrailHead 98a Baran Loop

Mountain

2.5-3

Moderate

98b Seefin Loop

Mountain

4-4.5

Hard

98c Glanlough Loop

Mountain

5.5-6

Hard

111a Ballynatra Loop

Coastal

1.30-2

Moderate

111b Cahergal Loop

Coastal

3-4

Hard

Coastal

1.5

Easy

Coastal

1.5

Easy

Sheeps Head-Black Gates Trailhead

16

Ardgroom-Pulleen Loop

17

Eyeries 17a Creha Quay Loop

Coastal

3

Moderate

45

Clogheen-Knocknaklugga Loop

17b Coastguard Loop

Mountain

3

Moderate

21

Killavullen Loop

Mountain

3

Moderate

31

Duhallow 31a Doctors Hill

Nature

1

Easy

Mountain

3

Moderate

50a Banane Loop

Nature

1

Easy

50b Rowls-langford Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

Nature

1

Easy

31b Source Blackwater 50

49

Mullaghareirk

Mount Hillary 49a Knightfield Loop 49b Father Murphys Loop 49c Mt Hillary Loop

79

Drimoleague-Drimoleague Loop

83

Castletownbere

Nature

1.5

Easy

Mountain

3

Moderate

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

83a Dunboy Woods Loop

Coastal

1

Easy

83b Bullig Bay Loop

Coastal

1-1.5

Easy

84

Garanish-Garanish Loop

Coastal

1.5-2

Moderate

99

Millstreet-Claragh Loop

Mountain

2.5-3

Moderate

14

Looped walks in Ireland


south West Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Island

3

Level of difficulty

cork Cork Off-Shore Islands Looped Walks 8

Bere Island-Ardnakinna Loop

Moderate

82

Bere Island-Rerrin Loop

Island

1.5-2

Easy

130

Bere Island-Doonbeg Bere Loop

Island

3-4

Moderate

18

Dursey Island Loop

Island

3

Hard

9a Muckross Lake Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

9b Torc Waterfall Loop

Nature

2

Easy

15a Beentee Loop

Mountain

3-4

Hard

15b Carhan Letter Loop

Mountain

4-5

Hard

15c Laharn Bog Loop

Mountain

4-5

Moderate

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

105a Druids Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

105b Fionn MacCool Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

kerry 9

15

Killarney

Caherciveen

55

Glanageenty-Glanageenty Loop

105

Bonane

105c Cailleach Beara Loop

Mountain 4-5 app.

Hard

114

Hags Glen-Cronins Yard Loop

Mountain

2-2.30

Moderate

115

Hags Glen-Lisleibane Loop

Mountain

2-2.30

Moderate

116

Ballinaskelligs-Emlagh Bog Loop

Coastal

2-2.30

Easy

117

Ballinaskelligs-Bolus Head Loop

Coastal

2.30-3

Moderate

118

Valentia-Bray Head Loop

Coastal

3-3.30

Moderate

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Galway 

Ballinasloe 

121 122

Loughrea 

Cliffs of Moher

81

53°

80

40

Nenagh 

Ennis  CLARE 

95

109

24

Shannon 

Kilrush 

110

26

27

123

AT L A N T I C   OCEAN 

2

GALWAY 

25 6 6

57 58

Thu

Limerick  46 48

LIMERICK 

Listowel 

TIPPE

20 Tipperary  88 85 19 37 89 86 38 6 87 Mitchelstown 

Newcastle West 

Tralee 

50

55 9

31

114 115

15

118

17 18

83 84

8 130 82

7

Cork 

98 111

79 Skibbereen 

3

Glenbarrow

19

112

Cullahill

19

119

Rathdrum

19

4

Glendalough

19

22

Cadamstown

19

5

Curraghcloe

21

28

Boora

19

25

UpperChurch

20

Tullahought

21

south east

29

Kinnitty

19

32

41

Kinnitty

19

33

Castlemorris

21

Tory Hill

21

61

Crone Woods

19

34

62

Clonaslee

19

35

Pilltown

21

19

37

Glen of Aherlow

20

19

38

Lisvarriane

20

19

53

Lough Mohra

21

63 104 107

16

Midleton Cobh 

Bantry 

East Coast & Midlands Details page 51°

Yough

105

16

Donadea Forest Park Tinahely Cullahill

Looped walks in Ireland

103

45

Mallow 

CORK 

Kenmare 

116 117

21

49 99

KERRY  Killarney 

52°

96


OFFALY 

28 29 22 Birr 

41

Portarlington 

Dublin  Naas 

Kildare 

62 3

61

Carlow 

104

107 101 102 59

urles 

Wicklow 

53°

4

112

67 68

119 WICKLOW 

Athy 

LAOIS 

Dun Laoghaire  Bray 

63

KILDARE 

Portlaoise  Roscrea 

KILDARE 

Edenderry 

Tullamore 

71

72

CARLOW 

Arklow 

106

Kilkenny 

32

ERARY 

132 90 KILKENNY 

35 70 77 33 34 56 127 Clonmel  70

WEXFORD  Enniscorthy 

New Ross 

Carrick-on-Suir 

5

Waterford 

03

ST. GEORGE’S  CHANNEL 

Wexford 

100 Rosslare Harbour 

69 WATERFORD 

Tramore 

54 53 Dungarvan 

hal 

52°

C E LT I C     SEA 

Ireland east coast & midlands, south east

54

Glenpatrick

21

96

Goatenbridge

20

56

Grange

20

100

Colligan Woods

21

59

Jenkinstown Wood

21

101

Clogrennan

20

67

Upperchurch

20

102

Freshford

21

68

Upperchurch

20

103

Newcastle

20

69

Clonmel

20

106

Askamore

21

70

New Birmingham

21

109

Templemore

20

71

Castlecomer

21

110

Kilcommon

20

72

Oakpark

20

127

Owning

21

77

Graiguenamanagh

21

132

Bennettsbridge

21

90

Kilbrannish

20

Looped walks in Ireland 17

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18

Looped walks in Ireland


East Coast & Midlands Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

Nature

1.5-2

3a Waterfall Loop

Nature

1

Easy

3b Old Mill Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

Kildare 63

Donadea forest Park-Aylmer Loop

Moderate

Laois 3

Glenbarrow

107

Clonaslee-Brittas Forest Loop Cullahill-Binnianea Loop

Nature Nature

1-1.5 3-3.5

Moderate Moderate

112

Cullahill-Binninea Loop

Nature

3-3.5

Moderate

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

1a Commons Loop

Mountain

1.5

Moderate

1b Slieve Foye Loop

Mountain

3

Moderate

1c Barnavave Loop

Mountain

3.5-4

Hard

Mountain

2.5

Moderate

Nature

2

Easy

62

Longford 76

Ballinamuck Bog Walk

Louth 1

120

Carlingford

Annaloughan-Annaloughan Loop

Meath 36

Drewstown woods-Girly Bog Walk

Offaly (East Coast & Shannon Region walks) 22

Cadamstown-Pauls Lane Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

28

Boora-Mesolithic Loop

Nature

2

Easy

29

Kinnitty Nature

1

Easy

Mountain

2.5

Moderate

Nature

1.5

Easy

Mountain

3

Hard

Nature

2-2.5

Hard

29a Kinnitty Castle Loop 29b Glinsk Castle Loop 41

Kinnitty-Knockbarron Loop

Wicklow 4

Glendalough-Spink Loop

61

Crone Woods-Maulin Mtn Loop

104

Tinahely

119

104a Mangans Loop

Mountain

1.5-2

Easy

104b Ballycumber Loop

Mountain

3-3.5

Moderate

104c Kyle Loop

Mountain

5-6

Hard

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

Rathdrum-Millenium Loop

Looped walks in Ireland 19


south east Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Level of difficulty

Nature

1

Easy

90a Kilbrannish Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

90b Windfarm Loop

Nature

1

Easy

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

Nature

3

Moderate

37a Woodland Loop

Nature

1

Easy

37b Bianconi Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

Carlow 72

Oakpark-Oakpark Loop

90

Kilbrannish

101

Clogrennan-Clogrennan Loop

Tipperary 25

Upperchurch-Eamonn a Chnoic Loop

37

Glen of Aherlow

38

56

67

37c Ballinacourty

Mountain

1.5

Easy

37d Rock an Thorabh

Mountain

3

Moderate

37e Millenium Stone

Mountain

2.5

Moderate

Lisvarriane 38a Carrolls Loop

Nature

1

Easy

38b Padraigs Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

38c Dolmen Loop

Mountain

3

Moderate

56a Grange Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

56b Crag Loop

Nature

2

Moderate

Grange

Upperchurch 67a Red Hugh Loop 67b Knockalough Loop

68

Upperchurch-Birchhill Loop

69

Clonmel

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

Mountain

2-3

Moderate

Nature

2-3

Moderate

69a Glenbawn

Nature

0.30-0.45

Easy

69b Fox Covert

Nature

0.45-1

Easy

69c Dun Ui Faoilean Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Moderate

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

70

New Birmingham-Loch Doire Bhile Loop

96

Goatenbridge 96a Knockballiniry

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

96b Liam Lynch Loop

Nature

3.5-4.5

Moderate

103

Newcastle-Gleann Beag Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

109

Templemore-Devil's Bit Loop

Mountain

1.5-2

Moderate

110

Kilcommon-Kilcommon Loop

Nature

2-2.5

Moderate

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south east Looped Walks

Category

Time (Hrs)

Nature

2

Level of difficulty

Kilkenny 32

Tullahought-Kilmacoliver Loop

33

Castlemorris

34

33a Fern Loop

Nature

1

Easy

33b Holly Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

33c Aghaviller Loop

Nature

2

Easy

Nature Nature

1.5 1.5

Easy Moderate

Nature

1.5

Easy

59a Walled Garden Loop

Nature

1

Easy

59b Jenkinstown Wood Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

71a Captains Loop

Nature

0.45-1

Easy

71b Ardra Castle Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

Tory Hill 34a Sliabh Greine Loop 34b Fraughan Loop

35

Pilltown-Mtn Grove Loop

59

Jenkinstown Wood

71

Moderate

Castlecomer

77

Graiguenamanagh-Brandon Hill Loop

Mountain

4-5

Hard

132

Bennettsbridge-O'Gorman's Lane Loop

Nature

1-1.5

Easy

102

Freshford-Freshford Loop

Nature

2.5-3

Moderate

127

Owning-Garryduff Loop

Nature

1.30-2

Easy

53a Rath Beag Loop

Nature

1

Easy

53b Lough Mohra Loop

Nature

1

Moderate

Nature

2.5

Moderate

Waterford 53

Lough Mohra

54

Glenpatrick-Glenpatrick Bridge Loop

132

Colligan Woods 100a Inchidrisla Loop

Nature

1.5

Easy

100b Greenane Loop

Nature

2-2.5

Moderate

Coastal

2

Moderate

106a Askamore Loop

Nature

1.5-2

Easy

106b Ballybeg Loop

Nature

2.5-3.5

Moderate

106c Slieveboy Loop

Nature

3.5-4.5

Moderate

Wexford 5 106

Curraghcloe-Raven Point Loop Askamore

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65

ay  n B

66

Aran Island 

55° 

Letterkenn

108

DONEGAL 

14

AT L A N T I C   OCEAN 

Donegal 

Ballyshannon 

30

44

Easkey 

60

MAYO 

54° 

78 13

124 51

126

113

LEITRIM 

Carrick-on-Shanno

Castlebar  Westport 

ROSCOMMON 

10

94

Longford 

11

12 91

47

125

52

42

64

SLIGO 

Ballina 

92

FER

Sligo 

Dromore West 

43

Roscommon 

129

131

Tuam  GALWAY 

Tullam

81

AT L A N T I C   OCEAN 

GALWAY 

112

109

24

25 67 68

57 58

Thurles 

Limerick  46 48

LIMERICK 

Listowel 

TIPPERARY 

20 Tipperary  88 85 19 37 89 86 38 6 87 Mitchelstown 

Newcastle West 

Tralee 

50

55 9

31

KERRY  Killarney 

52° 

99

17 18

83 84

8 130 82

22

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7

16

Mallow 

105 79 Skibbereen 

Clonm

103 69

WATERFO

45 Youghal 

Cork 

Bantry 

98 111

21

CORK 

Kenmare 

116 117

96 49

114 115

15

118

41

Rosc

Nenagh 

Shannon 

Kilrush 

110

26

Ennis  CLARE 

95

Birr 

40 27

123

OFF

28 29 22

Loughrea 

Cliffs of Moher

53° 

Athlone 

Ballinasloe 

121 80

WE

97

Galway 

122

LONGF

76

Midleton  Cobh 

5 53


NO

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RT

 

yle

Coleraine 

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N E 

Derry 

ANTRIM 

DERRY 

L

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AN

 

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CH

ly  Swil Lough

23

Larne 

Ballymena 

Strabane  TYRONE 

Carrickfergus 

Antrim 

Cookstown 

Belfast 

Omagh 

Lisburn  Lurgan 

Portadown  Enniskillen 

Armagh  Monaghan 

RMANAGH 

DOWN 

ARMAGH 

39

Str a ord L.  ngf

Dungannon 

Newry 

MONAGHAN 

74 75

1

73

120

Dundalk 

Cavan  on  CAVAN 

LOUTH  Ardee 

FORD 

Drogheda 

36

Navan  MEATH 

DUBLIN 

Mullingar  ESTMEATH  Maynooth 

FALY 

1

Portarlington 

62 3

Dun Laoghaire  Naas 

Kildare 

Dublin 

63

61 WICKLOW 

Athy 

LAOIS 

Carlow 

104

107 101 59

Wicklow 

4

2 102

Bray 

119

KILDARE 

Portlaoise 

crea 

2

Dublin 

KILDARE 

Edenderry 

more 

IRISH  SEA 

71

72

CARLOW 

Arklow 

106

Kilkenny 

32

132 90 KILKENNY 

35 70 77 33 34 56 127 mel  70

WEXFORD  Enniscorthy 

New Ross 

Carrick-on-Suir 

Waterford 

5

Wexford 

ST. GEORGE’S  CHANNEL 

100 Rosslare Harbour 

ORD 

Tramore 

54 Dungarvan 

C E LT I C     SEA 

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Walking in Ireland For Information on travelling to Ireland visit www.discoverireland.com For information on walking tour operators, local walks with downloadable maps including Discover Ireland’s National Looped Walks, and walking festivals throughout Ireland: www.discoverireland.ie/walking Walkers Check list 1. Have you checked todays weather forecast? Check www.meteireann.ie 2. Do you have suitable clothing for the expected weather? Wear walking boots or shoes suitable for use on rough ground. Have a map, hat, gloves and waterproofs. 3. Do you have enough food and water for the day? 4. Do you have a map or guide for the intended walk? 5. Bring your mobile phone in case of an emergency. Walking Holidays Look out for the walkers welcome logo in walking destinations around Ireland and you are guaranteed a memorable walking experience. There are lots of advantages involved in using a local walking operator to plan and organise your trip, your accommodation, your meals and even your luggage transfers. The itinerary will be expertly arranged based on the extensive experience of the guide. You’ll be given the best possible accommodation choices, as well as being directed to buzzing evening venues for traditional music, song and dance and other entertainment. You’ll also receive personal insights into the local region, its history, culture, flora and fauna. Going on a guided walking holiday can be a huge amount of fun, with great company provided along the way. And it’s always good to know that a fully qualified group leader is never far away, whether they are on foot or using the power of the pedal. Some operators have been mentioned along with walks featured in the guide. For a full list of walking operators based in Ireland see: www.discoverireland.ie/walking Long Distance way-marked ways For the more avid walker, Ireland’s Long distance way-marked ways are a great way to discover the country. The linear trails take between 2-10 days to complete and a good level of fitness is required. Each route is divided into stages with accommodation along the way. Many looped walks are spurs off the long distance routes. For maps and details for all long distance routes around Ireland visit www.irishtrails.ie National Parks Ireland’s national parks are very popular with walkers. Co. Wicklow, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Connemara, Co. Galway, The Burren, Co. Clare and Ballycroy, Co. Mayo offer a variety of well-signposted walks ranging from short strolls to wild mountain tracks. The National Parks protect areas of outstanding beauty so you are guaranteed a wonderful experience. For further information: www.npws.ie Forest parks & Trails Coillte, Ireland’s forestry company, welcomes you to the huge range of recreation opportunities they provide at many sites across the country. You can access miles of walking, hiking, multi access, and long distance trails, enjoy the thrill of cycling world class bike trails, fish, picnic, watch wildlife, launch your canoe on the rivers, visit megalithic sites or just sit and enjoy the outdoors. The choice is yours. For maps and details visit www.coillteoutdoors.ie Canal Towpaths Numerous inland waterways in Ireland offer a different walking experience. The midlands is one area particularly rich in canals – old trade routes at the forefront of transport in the 1700’s. Towpaths have been modernised providing a perfect amenity for walkers of all ages. For further information visit www.iwai.ie Pilgrim paths Uniquely Irish in character, pilgrim paths follow the centuries old pilgrimage routes so entwined in Irish heritage. There are five pilgrim paths around Ireland each with its own distinct tale and dotted with ancient religious monuments. Visit www.heritagecouncil.ie Ireland Walking Festivals Walking Festivals take place all over Ireland throughout the year. They are a great way to discover Ireland at its best with a lively mix of organised walks suiting all levels and ability, great accommodation and nightly entertainment in local pubs & hotels. Everything is organised from the walks, food, accommodation & transfers making it a great weekend away at any time of the year. For dates and a full listing see www.discoverireland.ie/walking Ireland Leave No Trace outdoor ethics The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace 1. Plan Ahead and Prepare 2. Be Considerate of Others 3. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife 4. Travel and Camp on Durable Ground 5. Leave What You Find 6. Dispose of Waste Properly 7. Minimise the Effects of Fire Further information: www.leavenotraceireland.org

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The main tourist offices by region are: There are regional tourist information offices all over Ireland who provide a broad range of local tourist information.

East & Midlands Market Square, Mullingar Co. Westmeath T. 044 9348650 W. www.discoverireland.ie/eastcoast

Failte Ireland West Forster Street Galway City T. 091 537700 W. www.discoverireland.ie/west

South East 41 The Quay Co. Waterford T. 051 87823 W. www.discoverireland.ie/southeast

Shannon Region Shannon Town Centre Co. Clare T. 061 361555 W. www.discoverireland.ie/shannon

South West รras Fรกilte, Grand Parade Cork T. 021 4255100 W. www.discoverireland.ie/southwest

Dublin Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street Dublin 2 T. 01 6057700 W. www.visitdublin.com

Fรกilte Ireland, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

FI/11268-10

North West Temple Street Sligo T. 071 9161201 W. www.discoverireland.ie/northwest

Disclaimer: Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy in the compilation of this brochure. Fรกilte Ireland cannot, however accept responsibility for

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errors or omissions. Some sporting activities may by their nature be hazardous and involve risk. It is recommended in such cases to take out personal accident insurance. While most outdoor activity

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operators would have public liability insurance it is desirable to check with the establishment or with the operator concerned as to the level of cover carried.


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