Moneygall Rock of Loyer Loop

County Offaly
4 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 4.5 km
Time 1.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 120 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Green arrow
Start Point
Moneygall Activity Park
Finish Point
Moneygall Activity Park
Nearest Town to Start Moneygall
Grid Ref. S 029 809
Lat. and Long. 52.879093, -7.956768


Car parking, shops, cafés

Please note that dogs are not permitted

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 59

Matt from United Kingdom

Lovely little walk, easy going and for the most part well signposted, they disappear as you reach the non-existent picnic area, not a great loss. Great views both at the start and at the high point looking over to Devils Bit. As of this writing it appears the loop is closed to access, however this is only indicated at the end of the signed route and therefore we got to enjoy it regardless. My 7 year old really enjoyed the stroll especially the eating of blackberries.

Laura from Roscommon

I’m really sorry to report that this trail is very dangerous and should not be undertaken currently. Myself, my husband and two daughters decided to visit Moneygall today and undertake this trail. We parked at a beautiful activity park and set off following the first green sign which marked the trail. Unfortunately there was no indication to turn right to find the next trail signs to the church so we were lost before we even started. We eventually found our way and went off road over the first stile to begin our climb. The views were splendid however the ground is very uneven with lots of nettles and furze which are not walker friendly! We then came to the forest but met a large trench which extended the entire rest of the pathway and prevented us from completing our way. I got a very bad electric shock from the fence for which there was no warning signs visible. The walk trail should be closed while ground work is going on.

Louise from Tipperary

Really enjoyed this walk; even on a damp, grey day the views were fabulous. And all the stiles and gates have clearly had a lot of thought and work put into them. Well done to all involved in developing this trail!

However, we were slightly disappointed to find that the picnic area was fenced off with electric fence. I dare say, if we were determined, we could have got to it, but I'm fairly sure the farmers don't want their fences messed with? And I didn't particularly want to share my flask of tea with the herd of nosey cattle that had come over to chat to us. So, instead, we turned around and walked back down the track.

john from Offaly

Really nice walk. Great panoramic views from the walking trail. Surface very good .

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