Lomanagh Loop - Sneem

County Kerry
5 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 11 km
Time 3.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 160 m
Start Point
Finish Point
Nearest Town to Start Sneem
Grid Ref. / V 690 669
Lat. and Long. 51.83851, -9.90137

Moderate circular walk on tarred minor roads, tracks, forests and open hilly ground, boggy in places.
The path is waymarked with stone or wooden posts showing RED markers
For a more detailed description see here.

Maps and other information

Trail Management



The Lomanagh Loop is currently 10km long, 5.7km (57%) of the route is on minor tarred road.
Caution needed on short section of N70.

Map Guides

Map Guides

See www.kerrygeopark.ie/trails for further details.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 84
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann timetables available at www.buseireann.ie.


Donnacha Geary from Cork

We walked this route on Sat 12 Sept 2020 with our dog. We unintentionally walked the route passing the graveyard and up which later at a farmhouse we were told that walking this route from the other direction was easier but that made no difference to us then as we were half way round!!. Really enjoyable walk and to be honest I am a beginner but my wife has more experience than me so I felt it more on the legs especially the way back as the road seemed endless!! The top section was a little soft but no problem. The views in all directions were great. The peace and quiet on the top is special. If you find yourselves in Sneem it's well worth the 4 hours plus to walk this loop.

N&T Deane from Cork

What a wonderful walk! So unspoilt and peaceful. Heavenly. Well marked and very manageable. And straight into D O'Sheas for a pint and a hot soup afterwards!

Siobhán from Cork

Enjoyable walk with picturesque views on all aspects. The majority of the walk is currently on a tarred road (beginning and end) and a chipped forest road. There is very little of the walk over boggy farmland or 'off road', however during this section we enjoyed lovely stream-side views of leaping lambs and sheep, and if you glance over your shoulder, glances of Kenmare harbour and the Beara peninsula can be enjoyed.

We walked this on a blustery, showery day. However there were plenty of shelter or trees throughout the walk under which you can wait for the shower to pass.

Overall an easy walk with lovely mountain views with distant waterfalls.

john from Cork

An easy relaxing walk, easy to follow, Lovely views. Well done and thanks. John

con from Limerick

Accidentally discovered loop, leaflets not available or obvious at tourism information point.

Walk satisfactory and nice diversion from unremarkable Kerry Way stretch. Signposts excellent.

Forest path unspectacular and should have information signposts.

Top of the loop stretch had spectacular views of mountains ( Dunkerron range ).

Information board on Ice age, Glaciation forces would be helpful with explanation of terminology at this stage of loop.

Certainly worthwhile , not yet the finished product

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