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The Irish Trails app put information on over 400 Irish trails in your pocket. You can discover trails, get an overview of the trail and find out how to get to the trailhead with the app.

Southern Trail - Walking, Cycling or Hiking

Ireland's rolling green landscape, much of it untouched by development, makes it an ideal location for Walking, Cycling or Hiking for the enthusiast and casual walkers, cyclers' or hikers alike. Numerous signed walking, Cycling or Hiking routes of note have been developed over the last decade for the specialists in self-guided walking, cycling holidays (hiking tours) in Ireland.

The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 85km stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry. It is the route taken by the Limerick - Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.

Today the Great Southern Trail is suitable for walking and cycling off road along a approximately 40km route see map. If you are planning a walking cycling or hiking holiday,  or a short break to the Mid Western part of Ireland, why not check out the sections of the trail Trailheads, which have been developed for walking, cycling and Hiking.

The Great Southern Trail Action Group are a non-profit group working to develop the Limerick to Tralee section of the trail so that everyone can explore this beautiful region in a safe, leisurely way by foot or bicycle. Dogs are permitted on the trail, please read a code of conduct for all trail users and observe the Leave No Trace Principles or Country Code.

Latest News

Family Fun Cycle along the GST Greenway from Abbeyfeale to Rathkeale on Saturday 21st June 2014 Read more...

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The Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare is delighted to be the first Hotel to offer Hotel Guests the unique opportunity to cycle the Great Southern Trail  read more...

 

Funded and Supported by Failte Ireland, Heritage Council, EU, CIE, Foras na Gaeilge, Limerick County Council, Shannon Development, NDP, FAS, West Limerick Resources, MIKE CONDON Trackcare Engineering, Dpt. of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and European Greenways Association

Contact: Secretary, Great Southern Trail, Gortbui, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 69 62597 Email Us
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