Carran Turlough Loop

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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.