Best Walking Trails in Ireland

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on Warren Point Loop Trail
9 days ago

walking

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.

on Bray To Greystones Cliff ...
2 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

on Bray To Greystones Cliff ...
2 months ago

hiking

Wonderful

on Bray To Greystones Cliff ...
10 months ago

hiking

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
1 year ago

walking

Spectacular cliff walks

on Sli Na Slainte along the Shannon in...
1 year ago

walking

Nice path along the river

on Sky Road
2 years ago

hiking

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

on New Village Forest Walk
2 years ago

hiking

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.

on Townee Wood Walk
2 years ago

walking

A great, easy walk with a pretty view! It's hiking on a road, so be careful of cars, but hike as far as you want! We went a bit farther so we could actually get to the edge of Lough Corrib.

on Bray To Greystones Cliff ...
2 years ago

hiking

A great, not too strenuous hike with nice views. When we went, the trail was pretty flooded. In winter, it can sometimes be closed due to bad weather, so be careful about when you do this hike. But overall, though freezing, it was a great experience! We went from Greystones to Bray, but you can do it in either direction (or round-trip, though if you're taking the BART out, you might as well do it one-way because you can take the BART to one end and pick it up again at the other). Loved it!

on Lower Diamond Hill Trail
2 years ago

hiking

One of my favorite hikes in Ireland! Connemara is one of the beautiful areas of the country, and the Diamond allows you a fantastic opportunity to see it from a great vantage point. If you're up for the extra challenge, i highly recommend continuing on to the Upper Diamond Hill Trail, but even if you don't, you'll still get a fantastic view without too much exertion.