Lough Derg Way

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Lough Derg

The Lough Derg Way is a long-distance trail in the Republic of Ireland which runs through three counties: Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

The route is 42 miles long. It begins in Limerick City and ends in Dromineer, County Tipperary. It is typically completed in three days.[1]

The route is designated as a 'National Waymarked Trail' by the National Trails Office and is managed by Shannon Development, Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Integrated Development Company. The trail was reconfigured and relaunched in 2011 with many sections taken off road aided by the Comhairle na Tuaithe Walks Scheme, which supports landowners to maintain trails that cross their land.[2]

The trail follows the River Shannon and its associated canals from Limerick City to Dromineer on the banks of Lough Derg.[1] Along the way it passes the towns and villages of Clonlara, O'Brien's Bridge, Killaloe, Ballina and Garrykennedy.

The trail connects with the East Clare Way at Killaoe.

Outside links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lough Derg on IrishTrails (Irish Sports Council)
  2. "New look Lough Derg Way relaunched". Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh): p. 8. 19 March 2011. 
Long-distance footpaths in the Republic of Ireland

National Waymarked Trails:   Ballyhoura WayBarrow WayBealach na Gaeltachta, Dún na nGallBeara WayBlackwater WayBluestack WayBurren WayCavan WayCroagh Patrick Heritage TrailDingle WayDublin Mountains WayEast Clare WayEast Munster WayGrand Canal WayHymany WayKerry WayLough Derg WayMid Clare WayMiners Way and Historical TrailMonaghan WayMulteen WayNore Valley WayNorth Kerry WayOffaly WayRoyal Canal WaySheep's Head WaySlieve Bloom WaySlieve Felim WaySligo WaySouth Leinster WaySuck Valley WayTáin WayTipperary Heritage WayWestern WayWestmeath WayWicklow Way

Greenways:   Boyne GreenwayDublin-Galway GreenwayGreat Southern TrailGreat Western Greenway

Others:   Bangor TrailMalin to Mizen