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Slí Eala Riverbank Walk

A tranquil nature walk along the Nenagh River through an area of true natural beauty and rolling Tipperary countryside
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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 6.524 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Slí Eala (the Way of the Swan) is a 10km linear route which follows the banks of the Nenagh River from the historic lakeside... more »

Tips:  As it is a linear route, there are two trailheads. The first is located in the centre of Dromineer village. The other start/finish... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Dromineer

Dromineer, the trailhead for Slí Eala, is one of the oldest villages located on the Lough. Once known as the 'Port of Ormond', Dromineer offers a range of visitor facilities and services including accommodation, a pub and places to eat. Dromineer’s beach facilities can cater for swimmers, while windsurfers, sailors and those who like to... More

2. Annaghbeg Bridge

You now leave the road through the swing gate and enter the riverbank section of the walk. Follow the green arrows. Wildlife is abundant along this stretch particularly for water fowl species, including the swan, kingfisher and heron. The river is also an important habitat for insects and amphibians. Native Irish mammals such as bats, voles, foxes... More

3. Ballyartella

The mill race and the ruins of Ballyartella Mill are designated national monuments. Ballyartella Bridge is a fine example of a surviving medieval 5-arch stone bridge, the present structure dating from around 1720. The area at Ballyartella Bridge provides a picnic area overlooking the weir and there is a visitor centre and shop at the nearby Hanly ... More

4. Clarianna Bridge

The final 4km to Scotts Bridge is a peaceful riverside walk which emerges only briefly onto the road at Clarianna Bridge. The Nenagh River, which rises in the Silvermines Mountains, holds excellent stocks of brown trout so walkers may pass anglers on this section, but it should be noted that fishing rights belong to a local club.

5. Nenagh (Scotts) Bridge

Note that the walk emerges on a busy national road at Scotts Bridge, and hence walking into Nenagh from this point would not be recommended.

Nenagh (pop. approximately 8,000) is very accessible, being just off the main M7 motorway linking Dublin and Limerick. It offers a wide choice of accommodation, eating places and other services for the... More