Offaly Way

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The Offaly Way is a walking trail in County Offaly. It is 23 miles long beginning in Cadamstown and ending at Lemanaghan, on the R436 road between the towns of Clara and Ferbane. The walk is typically completed in two days.[1]

The route is designated as a 'National Waymarked Trail' by the National Trails Office and is managed by the local council, Bord na Mona and the Offaly Integrated Development Company.[2] The trail provides a link between the Slieve Bloom Way and the Grand Canal Way.[3]

Starting at Cadamstown, the trail follows an old mass path along the banks of the Silver River to reach Kilcormac. It then crosses Boora Bog, an area noted for its Mesolithic archaeology. It then passes through the Turraun Nature Reserve before crossing the Grand Canal and following the River Brosna to Lemanaghan.

Outside links


  1. Offaly Way on IrishTrails (Irish Sports Council)
  2. National Trails Office 2010, p. 41.
  3. "Walking Routes – The Ways". Offaly County Council. Retrieved 5 August 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