Tullaher Loop

County Clare
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 16.5 km
Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 20 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Doonbeg Church car park
Finish Point
Doonbeg Church car park
Nearest Town to Start Doonbeg
Lat. and Long. 52.7301186, -9.5286828

This loop on minor roads and bog tracks heads south of Doonbeg village towards the low hills of Carrowblough Moor with fine views of Doobeg River and Estuary, Doughmore Bay, Mattle and Mutton Islands. Tullaher Bog has fine examples of raised bog, wet grassland, scrub woodland, alkaline fen and lake.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Doonbeg Community Development Ltd, Doonbeg, Co Clare, V15 X3T3
Tel: +353 65 9055288


Car park

Tullaher Loop is marked well, has a great surface and is a very enjoyable walk.
Please keep dogs under effective control.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 57
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus: TFI Local Link Route 335 to Doonbeg https://www.locallinklc.ie/2020/01/25/route-c3-ennis-to-kilrush/


Bryn from Clare

Some of the signs have gone. If you’re doing the Loop for the first time, take a map. It’s easy to miss a turn and go out of your way if you don’t have a map. I ended up on the N67 at Moyasta. Fortunately I have internet cover and could use my mobile to navigate back to the Loop. One of the early signposts shows to go straight ahead. You actually have to turn left and follow the vehicle track, otherwise you end up in the middle of a boggy field. There is a misleading track of beaten grass; so I wasn’t the first. At least three ‘T’ junctions are not signed. I trusted to instinct and got it right.

Gordon from Louth

Very well signposted and a real pleasure as it brings you into the heart of the bog. Very interesting flora and fauna, even the occasional solitary turfcutter may be seen. The trail is flat but wet and muddy in part, I would recommend good boots to keep the feet dry. Parking is easy at the trailhead by the church. Follow the arrows, no need for a map. There is a nice finish with a walk the length of the village. Hope you enjoy.

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