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Best trails in Lismore

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Looking for a great trail near Lismore, County Waterford? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ballyhoura Trail Park or Glengarra Wood. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Lismore ranging from 1.1 to 6.5 miles and from 26 to 895 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (7)
#1 - The Ballysaggartmore Towers Loop Trail
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 36 m
This is a short loop-walk through beautiful, natural woodlands. Wooden benches are provided at intervals along the walk. You can take a few moments to relax while listening to the sounds of nature around you.Show more
#2 - Round Hill Loop
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
On the Lismore town side of Lismore bridge, you will find the starting point of this trail. Parking is available here. At the black gates on your right (as you face the road), you will see the map board inside the gates for Lady Louisa's walk. This walk follows a path on the southern side of the river Blackwater. Follow Lady Louisa's walk until you reach the wrought iron gate. Instead of turning right up the hill, continue along the river bank. A stand of mature pine trees on top of a mound will indicate that you are approaching the famous Round Hill, a great mound, or earthwork, covering two or three acres in extent. Eventually, you will come to two steps exiting onto an old grass track to your right. At this point you will no longer be able to continue along the riverside. On reaching the top of the track you emerge on the Lismore-Cappoquin road, with signposts for the Lismore River Walk. Turn right here and continue until you come to the grass triangle in the centre of the road. Follow the road around to your right and, at the next T junction, veer right onto the foot path. Continue past the school, and along the main street of Lismore. You will reach a crossroads with a monument in the centre of the road, Lismore Hotel on your right and the Heritage Centre across the road on your left. Turn right here to return to your car, noting on the way the beautiful millennium park on your left, the entrance to the castle gardens beyond that and, a little further on on your right, St Carthage's holy well. The large fountain on the left is known locally as "the Spout". Show more
#3 - Mocollop to The Piers Loop
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
This walk will bring you to 'The Piers', overlooking the Clounagad River in a beautiful valley which runs through the hills between Ballyduff and Araglin. Begin at the car park at the end of Mocollop Glen, 1.2 miles from Ballyduff (on the Fermoy side), and proceed up the glen. The nearby Mocollop Castle, which gives its name to this area of the Blackwater Valley, is a source of much antiquity. The name 'Mocollop' comes from the Irish name 'Maghcolpa', which translates as 'Plain of the Cattle'. Walk up the beautiful glen and through the woods with the stream on your left. Follow this road, which meanders past a number of farms, until you reach a T junction. Turn right here and proceed for a third of a mile. Take the next left turn, onto the road which leads to Araglin. Turn right at the first turn - bringing you onto 'The Piers' - and, after coming to the end of this road, turn right and follow the road down to Ballyduff. Along this route you will be able to enjoy one of the most scenic views of the Blackwater Valley. Turn right and walk through the village. Follow the road out of the village and continue until you reach the Mocollop car park. This is a very busy road, so take all due care.Show more
#4 - Lismore Town Walking Tour
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
This walk introduces you to the history and architecture of the town of Lismore. The walk begins at the entrance to the town, on the Cappoquin side of the Lismore Bridge. At the beginning of the walk, there is a magnificent view of the castle from the old canal bridge on the Cappoquin road. Having crossed the bridge, you will reach a fork in the right. Stay right. The road to the left (which you didn't take) is the old Ferry Lane. This was the main roadway between the town and the river until the middle of the last century. On your walk up the 'New Way' alongside the castle walls, the quaint Deanery Hill may be viewed to the left and, further on, the cross marking the Holy Well of St Carthage rises above the wall. Continuing along the road toward the town centre, one meets an elaborate gothic fountain which dominates a road junction. Turn right at this junction onto what is known as Gallows. The summit of this hill is dominated by the Christian Brothers' Monastery. Walking up the hill, the library building is found on the right. Upon reaching the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin, turn back toward the town. Turn to your right into Chapel Street. This is an incredibly pretty street - many of its houses were embellished with half-timbering in the late-19th century. The street is largely residential today but, in the past, it was a busy hive of activity and one of the main routes to the railway station and workhouse. As you proceed along the street, you will come to St Carthage's Church. Turn left at the church, then turn left onto South Mall. At the junction where South Mall meets Main Street, there is another house in the old English style on the right-hand corner. Standing at this crossroads, Main Street is to your left, East Main Street is to your right and, straight ahead, you will see the elegant expanse of the tree-lined North Mall. This leads to the St Carthage's Cathedral and provides a valued amenity area for the town. The Cathedral boasts beautiful interiors and is well worth exploring. On leaving the Cathedral grounds by the cobbled path, Deanery Hill lies to your right, near the Deanery. Retrace your steps along the North Mall, turning right to enter the Main Street, which features many early town houses and fine old shop fronts.Show more
#5 - Carrigane Holy Well Knockaniska West Loop
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
To reach your starting point, approach Ballyduff on the R666 from the Fermoy direction and turn left at the signpost indicating Araglin (12km/5 miles) and Ballyduff (4km/2.5 miles). Continue for less than one tenth of a mile, then park safely where the road forks. Take the road to the left and, after a short distance, the road will fork again. Take the right-hand fork. The road rises gradually through a secluded wooded-glen for approximately 1.5 miles. When you reach the end of the wooded area, you will come to a low-lying glen and the site of St Michael's Well. Travel back up the road for one fifth of a mile and take the first left turn. This will bring you onto a narrow lane. Turn left when you reach the farm and follow the meandering lane for approximately 1.2 miles before entering a forested area. After passing through this, one exits into cut wood and moorland. Continue for another 2 miles until you meet a tarmac road. Turn right here and follow the road back to your car. Along this route, you can enjoy magnificent views of Mocollop graveyard, Mocollop Castle, and the Blackwater Valley and River.Show more
#6 - Mocollop Loop
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Beginning at the car park at the end of Mocollop Glen, 1.2 miles from Ballyduff, proceed up the Glen. The nearby Mocollop Castle, which gives its name to this area of the Blackwater Valley, is a source of much antiquity. The name 'Mocollop' comes from the Irish name 'Maghcolpa', which translates as 'Plain of the Cattle'. Walk up the beautiful Glen -with the stream on your left - through the woods. Follow this road, which meanders past a number of farms, until you reach a T junction. Turn right here and continue for a third of a mile, then take the right hand fork. This will bring you down a magnificent glen full of furze (and which follows the route of the Clounagad River) and into the village of Ballyduff. Turn right, back to the Mocollop parking area (1.2 miles), taking due care on this busy road.Show more
#7 - Lismore Loop
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Begin at the Lismore Heritage Centre and walk up Chapel Street. Go straight, past the fire station and St Carthage's Church. After approximately 1.2 miles, you will reach a small junction with a road to your left. Turn onto this road and proceed until you reach a T junction. Turn left here and continue back to the town of Lismore. Upon reaching Main Street in Lismore, turn left, bringing you back to the Heritage Centre.Show more