Please do not bring dogs on any section of the Way which crosses private land. If walking from Donegal Town the first section of private farmland is at Owenboy.
Please Note: Please be aware that this trail is currently being upgraded at the Mossy Beds section of the trail (52.03174,-8.82902), walkers can still pass through this section but should take care. If you require any further information, please contact the Rural Recreation Officer in IRD on 029-60633.
Harvesting Works taking place in Awnaskirtawn, south of Rathmore, Co. Cork
Harvesting works will commence on Wednesday 30th August 2023 in Awnaskirtawn property. This section of the Duhallow Way Long Distance Walking Trail will be closed during this time. Harvesting works will continue for approx. 8 weeks.
Please adhere to all safety signage!
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
NOTE FROM TRAIL MANAGEMENT: It is vitally important that dogs MUST NOT be brought on The Shrone/The Paps, Mushera and The Mount Leader Fields (from 52.05075, -9.06831 to 52.04670, -9.06163) areas of this trail.
BRINGING DOGS TO THESE AREAS IS PUTTING THE TRAIL AS RISK OF CLOSURE AS LANDOWNERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THIER LIVESTOCK.
THE ONGOING PRESENCE OF DOGS WILL LEAD TO THE CLOSURE OF THE TRAIL
To keep the hills open to walkers, it is imperative that landowners and their stock are respected.
East Munster Way
We have been informed that there is a locked gate with warning signs in the vicinity of Cannon Wood blocking the route of the East Munster Way. This will be checked out as soon as Covid restrictions permit.
NOTICE: Kerry Coomshanna located on Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen section: Coillte are currently harvesting at this location. Kerry Way trail will remain open but please adhere to all signage.
PLEASE NOTE: A footbridge has been installed over the Yellow River south of Ballinagleragh which means the Leitrim Way no longer descends to the R207 regional road to cross the river. It now continues along the line of the old road.
Miner's Way & Historical Trail - Slí an Mhianadóra & Conair Stairiúil
Incorporates the link from Knockvicar to the Leitrim Way
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the condition of the trail surface on the Red Earl's Road please follow the temporary signed reroute in place on the minor road/old N4 to the East of the section of the Miner's Way & Historical Trail along the Red Earl's Road between leaving the road at Derrypark/Garrow above Boyle and where the minor road/old N4 begins to run parallel to the trail (at the foot of the Red Earl's Pass and just at the tree line). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Royal Canal Greenway
This route can be joined at any location along its length
Sheep's Head Way
From 8th July, due to tree harvesting on the route of the Sheep's Head Way at Barnagowlanes, the section over Mullaghmesha has been temporarily re-routed via the Mealagh Valley Community Centre and Ards, re-joining the route at Kealkil, and the same route will be in place for those travelling in the opposite direction. Please follow the diversion signs. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
***No dogs are allowed on the Sheep's Head Way***
Slieve Bloom Way
Please note this trail can be started and finished at the Monicknew, Kinnitty, Cadamstown and Clonaslee trailheads as well as Glenbarrow. There is car parking available at all of these, however the car park at Glenbarrow is heavily used and it can be difficult to find a space here.
St Declan's Way
The majority (85%) of this trail is graded Moderate, however the section over the Knockmealdown Mountains (the remaining 15% of the total route) is graded Strenuous.
PLEASE NOTE: There is currently a diversion in place along St Declan’s Way diverting walkers away from the Licky River. Please follow the signs provided.
Suck Valley Way - Slí Gleannta na Suca
Please note the following temporary re-routes are in place on the Suck Valley Way:
Mount Mary to Creggs section - Follow signed alternative road route as land section is temporarily closed for enhancement works.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Western Way - Galway
There is an additional 3km between Leenaun and the County Mayo border for those walking both the Galway and Mayo Sections of the Western Way.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the dangerous condition of the boardwalk between Currán Beag and the Maam Cross to Maam Bridge road this section of the Western Way is currently closed. Plans are under way to create a re-route around the boardwalk however this may take some time to put in place. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Western Way - Mayo
The Letterkeen to Derry and Derry to Bellacorick sections of this trail are now open.
Bellacorick to Ballycastle remains closed but is expected to reopen shortly.