Shannon Way

County Kerry
3 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 39.4 km
Format Linear
Waymarking Yellow arrow on black background
Start Point
Ahafona Crossroads
Finish Point
Tarbert Ferry Port
Nearest Town to Start Ballybunion
Grid Ref. Q 874 407 / R 079 492
Lat. and Long. 52.506952, -9.659311 / 52.587365, -9.360009
OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 63 and 64

Danny Houlihan from Kerry

I have rated this walk before. Surprised to see my comment deleted. As a local Historian I rate Shannon Way the best in Kerry. Ps Who is in control of this famous Kerry Asset? Hang your head in Shame. Hang Your Head in Shame. Clean this National Treasure Up. Danny Houlihan 2019.

Sean from Kerry

Part of this way, Shannon Way, Map 1. Ballybunion to Tullahennel is impassible.

With about 2.5 Km's to get toTullahennell, ( north of Kilcock ) it is blocked in a few places by overgrown briars and furze bushes. Stiles are also rotten in this area and are a danger to walkers.


Danny Houlihan from Kerry

Starting from Ballybunion reaching Knockanore the views are extensive of the Wild Atlantic Way the trail enters on the crown of the hill with the vista of the surrounding areas can only be described as Breath - Taking with the Monastic Scattery Island in the distance and the Shannon Estuary in full view this adds to the trail with wild flora and fauna in abundance.

The tranquility along this trail is so special and under foot the trail is within the natural area of focus. As this area is so special a Leave No Trace appliess on walking this section. From The Hill to the road no litter was observed. This made The Shannon Way special.

This trail is well worth walking for total enjoyment of our natural areas and viewing our wildlife. This is a great natural Amenity and worth walking. Danny Houlihan Wild Atlantic Way.

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