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One of the best trails in Ireland,it took years of volunteers work to get were the trail is... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Limerick, Ireland
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Easy & Pleasant off road cycling/walking trail

Starting in Rathkeale you can cycle/walk to Abbeyfeale 37 kms along part of the old Limerick/Tralee... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2015
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“amenity”(2 reviews)
“exercise”(2 reviews)
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Rathkeale, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

For a long time I was put off trying the GST as I had read some bad reviews mainly here saying that the surface wasn't good and that the scenery was poor and that it wasn't worth it . I eventually made it down there...More

Thank Martin Quinlan Q
Reviewed 8 August 2018

there are miles of beautiful walks in countryside with no traffic well signed and a good surface. Well worth a cycle too and you can hire bicycles local if you wish.

Thank rose b
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a well maintained, quiet and interesting walk through the countryside. Being an old railway line it is fairly flat, although there is a climb up to the woods on one part. New gates make it easy to keep the cows off the path...More

Thank stevepmorris
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is an amenity I visit on a regular basis. The green-way stretches from Rathkeale all the way to the Kerry border just beyond Abbeyfeale. I sometimes walk sections and on other occasions I cycle. I have a great interest in nature, whether it be...More

3  Thank David G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best trails in Ireland,it took years of volunteers work to get were the trail is today.starting points 1 next to the old diamond factory in Rathkeale 2 near the sports complex in Ardagh 3 near the recycling center in Newcastle west 4...More

1  Thank Limerick86
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Just cycled from Rathkeale to BarnaghTunnell today on the Great Southern trail. Was very disappointed with the matting of leaves on the surface and too many gates from Newcastle West to Barnagh. Also gates were extremely difficult to negotiate with bicycles. The engineering around the...More

2  Thank tkconneely
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The first challenge is working out where the trail starts (answer near where the R518 and N21 cross). If you have a car, you also have to work out where to park. Is the car park of the Palatine Heritage Centre an official car park...More

1  Thank blackgreen
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

It is a pity it is not advertised more as it is one of the best walks in limerick,the surface is good and also the sections of the route makes it easy for young and old alike.

1  Thank Limerick86
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Starting in Rathkeale you can cycle/walk to Abbeyfeale 37 kms along part of the old Limerick/Tralee railway. It passes through lovely countryside and is well marked. The climb from Newcastlewest to Barnagh is the most difficult part but then you have a downhill run into...More

1  Thank CateCork
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Maureen L
1 July 2018|
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Response from Maureen L |
Thanks.. it’s the town where my Greatgrandparents were born. Can’t wait to see it!