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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.
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.
Maura E. on Sli Na Slainte along the Shannon in Limerick
Nice path along the river
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!