The Lough Derg Way
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Tourist Information Office, Limerick, Limerick,
The Lough Derg Way is a 64km walking route that starts at the Tourist Office behind the Hunt Museum in Limerick City in the west of Ireland and follows the River Shannon and its associated canals northwestwards to the lake port of Dromineer on Lough Derg.
The Way follows a mix of riverbank, canal bank, forest track, old roadway and minor road.
The Lough Derg Way is best accessed at one of five key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking. The trailheads are located reasonably close to other services and facilities, such as shops, accommodation, restaurants and public transport. The trailheads are located as follows:
Trailhead 1 – Limerick City
Limerick City is located approximately 25km from Shannon Airport and 37km from Ennis. This trailhead is located at the Limerick City Tourist Information office at Arthur’s Quay in the centre of Limerick City.
Trailhead 2 – Clonlara
Clonlara is located on the R463, approximately 10km from Limerick City. This trailhead is located in the centre of the village.
Trailhead 3 – Killaloe/Ballina
Killaloe/Ballina is located on the R463 and is 28km from Limerick City. This trailhead is located at the Riverside Car Park on the Killaloe side of the River Shannon and is situated close to the Tourist Information office.
Trailhead 4 – Garrykennedy
Garrykennedy is located on the shores of Lough Derg, off the R494 near Portroe. The trailhead is located in the village, adjacent to this very popular harbour and marina.
Trailhead 5 – Dromineer
Dromineer is located, off the N52, on the R495. The trailhead is located in the village, adjacent to this very popular harbour and marina.