Lough Derg Way

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Lough Derg Way
Length 68 km (42 mi)[1]
Location Counties Limerick, Clare & Tipperary, Ireland
Designation National Waymarked Trail[1]
Trailheads Limerick City, Dromineer
Use Hiking
Elevation gain/loss +527 m (1,729 ft)[1]
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Moderate[1]
Season Any

The Lough Derg Way is a long-distance trail in Ireland. It is 68 kilometres (42 miles) long and begins in Limerick City and ends in Dromineer, County Tipperary. It is typically completed in three days.[1] It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Shannon Development, Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Integrated Development Company.[2] The trail was reconfigured and relaunched in 2011 with many sections taken off road aided by an investment of €115,000 under the Comhairle na Tuaithe Walks Scheme, which supports landowners to maintain trails that cross their land.[3]

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.[4] The trail connects with the East Clare Way at Killaoe.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lough Derg Way". IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ National Trails Office 2010, p. 39.
  3. ^ "New look Lough Derg Way relaunched". Nenagh Guardian. Nenagh. 19 March 2011. p. 8. 
  4. ^ a b "Lough Derg Way Map" (PDF). Shannon Region Trails. Archived from the original (pdf) on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 


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