Lough Derg Way North to South is a 41.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length41.8 miElevation gain5,239 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashKid friendlyBackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyOff trail
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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.

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Declan Gorman
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