Lough Derg Way North to South is a 67.3 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nenagh, Tipperary County, 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.

DISTANCE
67.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,597 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

off trail

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.