Darragh Hills Loop

County Limerick
4 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 7.7 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 260 m
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Darragh Bridge, Darragh, Co. Limerick
Finish Point
Darragh Bridge, Darragh, Co. Limerick
Nearest Town to Start Kilfinnane
Lat. and Long. 52.305832, -8.4072267

This walk heads uphill to the forestry where it follows forest roads and woodland paths as it meanders through the trees and climbs to reach Carrighenry Hill and on to the highest point of the loop close to the summit of Carrigeenamronely. There are fine views out over the surrounding Golden Vale countryside.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

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


Car park

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 73
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Bernhard Klein from Limerick

Did the hike with my son on Sa. 8th of Jan. 2022, a rough day weather-wise. Everything from sunshine to sleet. But we much enjoyed it even though we got soaked and I got wet feet within minutes being on the muddy trail despite wearing my good waterproofed „Meindl“ walking shoes. Make sure you wear boots and have walking sticks (which I luckily brought) with you on a day like this. Trail is very well sign posted and enjoyable as very varied.

Fergal from Kerry

Very interesting and varied trail but do make sure to wear waterproof walking boots, it is very wet at the moment, November 2014. Well worth the effort to get here and easily completed the trail in 2 hours. Some inclines are quite steep but nothing too serious! Recommended.

Eoghan from Cork

Went with a family party of almost twenty ranging in ages from 9 to almost 60 on December 28 2013. Fitness levels were from the very very fit to those that could do with some more exercise. For those used to walking it is indeed a very moderate, enjoyable and interesting walk/trek. It is well signed, once the walk begins, but finding the trail-head proved quite a challenge and might need a rethink by planners.

The strong advice is proper footwear and proper clothing and bring food and water. Though the journey is completed in less than three hours it should be treated like any day on the mountain - be prepared for anything. Underfoot conditions ranged from road, through peat, to muddy paths and fields that required waterproof shoes/boots. We had a number of fallers, nothing serious, but underfoot the descent was often challenging. Walking sticks or poles also advised.

However I don't want to put people off. This is a great walk and was enjoyed by all (in spite of mutterings during the journey) and for the majority it was their first walk and they are looking forward to the next one.

A moderate walk with soupcons of challenge :-)

Bridget from Limerick

This is a very popular walk with great variety....ancient beech wood, holy well, conifer forest, oak, ash, badger, fox, hare, deer and squirrel...keep your eyes, ears and nose open. Be sure to sign the book hidden in the stones at Castlegale

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