West Clare Looped Walks

Clare, Clare
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West Clare Looped Walks
  • Requiring a medium level of fitness, these walks are ideal for leisure walkers, families, school field trips and those who are on a short visit to the area.
  • Minimum gear required - Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone.


1. Doonbeg Loop - The town of Ennis is situated on the N18 between the cities of Galway and Limerick. From Ennis, take the N68 in the direction of Kilrush and Kilkee. After 25km turn right onto the R484 signposted Kilmihil. Pass through the village of Kilmihil and after 9km turn left onto the R484 ? signposted Doonbeg. After 4km you join the N67 and follow the signpost for Doonbeg only 3km away. The trailhead is located at the church on the far side of the village. Difficulty:Easy

2. Kilkee Loop Walks - Kilkee is a popular seaside resort in West Clare, renowned for its Blue Flag Beach and the wide variety of activities available to visitors. It has been a resort since the early 19th century when it was featured on the front page of the Illustrated London News as the premier bathing spot in the country. The loop walks are 5km and 8km in length respectively, and feature spectacular views along the Kilkee cliffs. Difficulty:All.

3. Lissycasey Cascades Loop - The Lissycasey Cascades Loop is located in the village of Lissycasey, gateway to West Clare. The loop is an easy 3.7km walk through a local beauty spot which is also part of the 30 acre Lissycasey Ecology Park. Difficulty:Easy.

4. Tullaher Loop - The town of Ennis is situated on the N18 between the cities of Galway and Limerick. From Ennis, take the N68 in the direction of Kilrush and Kilkee. After 25km turn right onto the R484 signposted Kilmihil. Pass through the village of Kilmihil and after 9km turn left onto the R484 signposted Doonbeg. After 4km you join the N67 and follow the signpost for Doonbeg only 3km away. The trailhead is located at the church on the far side of the village.


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