lovely views of the cliffs, I did it in reverse. the trail is very busy near the O Briens tower but almost deserted after a kilometer.
its very muddy in spits

walking
12 days ago

Very nice walk for a day trip/picnic

A great hike with spectacular views (especially if you hit it when the weather is good!!)

My own favourite destination here is the native woodland at the end of the point,especially in May, bluebells time. However, people with me are always fascinated by the remains of the Norman settlement. The Lough Ree waterside part of the walk near the start is very scenic. A visit to the old medieval hospital site also very interesting.

Three recent downsides. One is the signage has become damaged or even vanished. Two, some of the direction markers have gone from the wooded area so you may go off trail. Three, due to irresponsibility of dog owners there is a total ban on dogs now. If you are with a dog, even small dog, you will be seen and escorted off of the trail.

3 months ago

3 months ago

We went to the cross and then followed the upper walk. Later on we joined the lower walk to get back. The weather was wonderful and it made all the difference

Wonderful

Very fun! We went a few years ago in April and it was gorgeous. Really was 4 seasons in a day as they say. Hot and humid, then cool and rainy. The hike itself isn't very strenuous, although the trail was washed out in some places and we had to take a detour, but it was still loads of fun. This was awhile back though, so it may be fixed by now. There were two chances to take side trails: one down to a beautiful beach with large cliffs, and one up to a cross overlooking the ocean.

on Kilkee Strand Line

walking
1 year ago

Spectacular cliff walks

walking
1 year ago

Nice path along the river

We took the Caher route up and the Devil's Ladder back down. The scrambling on the way back down got a little exciting, but it was a nice break from the slog uphill and kept us on our toes for the second half of the hike. The view from the top is well-worth all effort put in to get to the top--particularly if you're lucky, and it's a sunny, clear day up at top. Highly recommend!

Fantastic view. The hike isn't easy, but it's incredibly rewarding--especially if you're lucky enough to get a clear view at the top! We came up via the Caher route, and went down by the Devil's Ladder, and it was a great variety. Highly recommend.

An absolutely beautiful extension of the Cliffs of Moher walk! View after view of dramatic cliffs, no matter what size. Of all the hikes I did in Ireland, this is in my top two. The spray of the ocean hitting the cliffs will sometimes spray up and make the stone parts of the path slippery, but it'll also help cool you down. I cannot recommend this trail enough.

hiking
3 years ago

A beautiful walk, with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic and of the Twelve Bens. Highly recommend as either a drive or a hike.

A nice view of the lake and a good short, easy hike in the gateway to Connemara. To get to the trailhead, I recommend taking the Townee Wood Walk.