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The East Clare Way

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The East Clare Way -- National Waymarked Way Walk -- is a circular, long distance walking route starting and finishing in Killaloe and is rated easy to moderate, even though it includes several hill walking sections. It is 172 Kilometres (108 Miles) in length and ascends almost 3,000 Metres (10,000 Feet).

It is made up of 8 Sectional walks ; it is possible to walk it comfortably in 8 days and it can be accessed at any one of 9 Trailheads -

O'Callaghan's Mills

It can also be divided into 16 stage lengths - each one representing a half day’s walking and these shorter walks can be useful should you wish to combine them with other activities to further enhance your stay with us.

It is a walking trail which comprises tremendous variety – you will wander along country roads, lanes and boreens; climb along bog roads; travel through dense forests and traverse lowland bogs. It avoids main roads and traffic wherever possible and is never too far away from the water.

As you travel along the Way Walk, you will experience Irish rural life at its very best and the many archaeological and historic sites on the trail are centuries old and well worth investigating.


It winds its way through some of the region’s most spectacular and varied scenery. Starting in the heritage town of Killaloe on Lough Derg, the Way crosses the Slieve Bearnagh mountains before descending to the Clare Lakeland areas around Tulla and Feakle.

It circles the inspiring Lough Graney and then climbs again over the rugged boglands of the Slieve Aughtys back towards Lough Derg.With wonderful views over the lake and its islands and with the mountains in the background, the Way meanders via Whitegate and Mountshannon before returning through the hills towards Scariff and on through Tuamgraney to complete its circuit back to Killaloe.

The East Clare Way is waymarked using the familiar Yellow arrows and walking man signs, metal finger posts and “wooden” marker posts and if you are following the Way ,you should ignore all other coloured arrows/signs , as these are used to indicate local loop walks.
Stiles and bridges have also been erected along the way where necessary.

The East Clare Way Walkers Map Guide and Illustrated Information Guide gives you all the details you need to know.

Further details and information on the East Clare Way:

Clare Walks, Unit 1, Tulla Business Centre, Tulla, Co Clare, Ireland.

Phone : +353 (065)6835912 Fax: +353 (065)6835912




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