Ballykissane Centenary Loop Walk

County Kerry
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 7.5 km
Am 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 81 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Red arrow on black background
Start Point
Fair Field Car Park
Finish Point
Fair Field Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Killorglin
Grid Ref. V 776 965
Lat. and Long. 52.107911, -9.786657

This trail follows minor roads, the banks of the River Laune and an elevated flood defence bank as it takes the walker to Ballykissane pier, along the river shoreline with its abundance of flora and fauna, and back to the town, giving spectacular views of Callanafercy, Castlemaine, Keel, Cromane and the surrounding area as well as Killorglin Town towards the end. Stop for a while at the pier to view an information board, with details of the birds that nest and feed in the area, as well as the Centenary Monument which commemorates the deaths of several Irish Volunteers, the first casualties of the Easter Rising in 1916, who were in a car that plunged off the pier into the River Laune while on the way to make contact with Roger Casement and a German arms ship masquerading as the Aud.

Trail Management


Car parking, shops, restaurants, cafés, take-aways, pubs, accommodation, etc.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 78
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann and Local Link Kerry buses stop in Killorglin


Nuala O'Connell from Kerry

Excellent trail, was starting to get overgrown when I walked it a few weeks back, hopefully will be kept tidy. Not suitable for buggy.

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