Ballyhoura Way - Galbally Moor Abbey

County Limerick
3 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 8.5 km
Format Loop
Waymarking Blue arrow
Start Point
Moor Abbey
Finish Point
Moor Abbey
Nearest Town to Start Galbally
Grid Ref. R 811 279
Lat. and Long. 52.40235, -8.27832

This walk circles from the ruins of Moor Abbey in a clockwise direction following tarred road, farm road and riverbank on the floor of the Glen of Aherlow, surrounded by the beauty of the river, beech and oak coppices and fine views of the steep-sloped Galtee Mountains rising above.

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Trail Management

Ballyhoura Heritage and Environment CLG, Main St., Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Tel: 063-91300 E-mail:


At Start: Car parking in car park at Moor Abbey At End: Car parking In car park for Moor Abbey

Waymarking issues

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 74
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Martina from Ireland

Once we reached the point where the stile leads to the field, we followed it. We were in a field full of cattle that then became very aggressive and started to run towards us. There were no gates between fields and it was very muddy. This was June! We had to turn around and go back where we came and could not complete loop. Would not recommend this to anyone.

Fergal Favier from Kerry

Really enjoyed walk here today. Roads first and then fields. End of had walk is the nicest along the Aherlow river. Note though, fields are extremely wet this time of the year so ensure proper footwear. Lovely views of the Galtees on this walk. 1.5 hours to complete.

Pat from Clare

Okay trail. Parking at Abbey. Once off road pastures were muddy and slippery. As a suggestion plan to walk when it's been dry for a while. Could use a wee bit better marking but all in all was a fun walk.

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