Ireland/Irish Waymarked Walking Trail Network

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Trail types

There are a number of types of waymarked trails in Ireland.

Tagging

All routes should be created as route relations. See Walking_Routes for more detailed information.

Common Tags

Required Tags
Tagging Comment
type=route Indicate this relation is a route relation
route=foot or route=hiking Indicate that this route relation is a walking route
Optional Tags
Tagging Comment
name=* name of route eg Wicklow Way, Dublin Mountains Way, Spink Loop
distance=* The distance covered by this route, if known. For information of users and automatic evaluation e.g. of completeness. Given including a unit and with a dot for decimals. (e.g. "12.5km")
ref=* Short 2 or 3 letter abbreviation used for route shields eg "ref=WW" for Wicklow Way, "ref=DMW" for Dublin Mountains Way, "ref=SL" for Spink Loop
website=* Link to webpage for this route

Route Type Specific

Type Tagging Signpost (Proposed) Lonvia Symbol Comment
National Waymarked Trails

network=nwn
operator=Irish National Waymarked Trails

Yellow hiker on black Yellow hiker on black.png
National Looped Walks

network=rwn
operator=Irish National Looped Walks

Road signs: white or yellow hiker on brown.
Trail waymarks: frequently yellow hiker on black.
Yellow hiker on black.png
Pilgram Paths

network=rwn
operator=Pilgram Paths
pilgrimage=yes

Yellow pilgrim on black Yellow pilgrim on black.png
Slí na Sláinte

network=lwn
operator=Slí na Sláinte

Red heart on white hiker on yellow background with blue border. Sli pointer.JPG Sli square.png
Coillte Recreation Trails

network=lwn
operator=Coillte

 ?  ? Excluding any National Waymarked Trails, National Looped Walks, Slí na Sláinte, Coillte Mountain Access Routes in Coillte properties
Coillte Mountain Access Routes

network=lwn
operator=Coillte Mountain Access Routes

 ?  ?
Other local trails

network=lwn

Frequently white hiker on brown background White hiker on brown.png

European long-distance paths

E8 European long distance path

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
E8 686km State Foot1.svg
30%
Relation 3070643 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) West Cork to Dublin WikipediaWalkingRoutes.ie dafo43 18:55, 07 March 2014 (UTC) Covers East Munster Way, South Leinster Way and Wicklow Way

National Waymarked Ways

The Offaly Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Offaly Way 37 km Foot (3/4) 
100%
Relation 4112772 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Cadamstown - Leamonaghan http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/offaly-way/27/ Teester (talk) 13:19, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

The Grand Canal Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Grand Canal Way 117 KM State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 1330089 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Along the main line of the Grand Canal http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Grand-Canal-Way/18/ dafo43 11:23, 07 March 2014 (UTC) Way starts/ends at Lucan Bridge, 12th Lock. Towards Dublin is a Greenway.

The Barrow Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Barrow Way 100KM State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 1330012 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Robertstown Kildare - St Mullins Carlow http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Barrow-Way/2/ --dafo43 12:02, 07 March 2014 (UTC)

The Royal Canal Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Royal Canal Way 144 KM State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 3466963 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Along the main line of the Royal Canal http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Royal-Canal-Way/28/ dafo43 11:309, 07 March 2014 (UTC)

East Munster Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
East Munster Way 75 Km Approx State Foot1.svg
10%
Relation 2177435 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) From Carrick-on-Suir to Clogheen Irishtrails Rolika78 10:50, 10 May 2012 (BST) None
Section  % complete In Route Relation Last Update Notes
01 - Carrick on Suir to Kilsheelan State Foot0.svg
0%
02 - Kilsheelan to Clonmel State Foot0.svg
0%
03 - Clonmel to Fourmilewater State Foot0.svg
0%
04 - Fourmilewater to Goatenbridge State Foot0.svg
0%
05 - Goatenbridge to Clogheen State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 10:57, 10 May 2012 (BST)

The Blackwater Way (including Duhallow and Avondhu Ways)

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Blackwater Way 168 Km Approx State Foot0.svg
5%
Relation 1741318 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) From Clogheen to Bweeng Irishtrails , Wikipedia Rolika78 12:06, 9 May 2012 (BST) None

The Kerry Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Kerry Way  ?? State Foot.svg
90% ?
Relation 183744 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)  ?? http://www.kerryway.com  ??  ??

The Beara Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Beara Way 206km State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 2989585 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Glengarriff - Adgricole - Casltetownbear - Bere Island - Allihies - Dursey Island - Eyeries - Ardgroom - Lauragh - Kenmare - Bonane - Glengarriff Rindertv (talk) 10:51, 26 September 2013 (UTC) Based on the route walked in september 2013.

The Sheep's Head Way

The Dingle Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Dingle Way 179km State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 21664 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Tralee - Camp - Annascaul - Dingle - Dunquin - Feohanagh - Cloghane - Castlegregory - Tralee http://www.dingleway.net --Michael gd (talk) 22:43, 20 April 2013 (UTC) The route of the way changes frequently, the OSI maps from 2006 were outdated when I walked the way in 2008.

The North Kerry Way

The Ballyhoura Way

The Slieve Felim Way

The Lough Derg Way

The East Clare Way

The Mid Clare Way

The Burren Way

The Western Way

Name Length  % complete Route Relation Route Summary Last Update Websites Notes
The Western Way (Galway) 55km State Foot2.svg
50%
Relation 1828432 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Oughterard - Leenaun --Vincent De Phily 19:17, 13 November 2011 (UTC) http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/name/Western-Way--Gal-/37
The Western Way (Mayo)  ? State Foot0.svg
0%
Leenaun - Ballycastle http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/name/Western-Way--Mayo-/38/


Section Length (km)  % complete In Route Relation Last Update Notes
01 - Oughterard to Curraun Beg 13 State Foot0.svg
0%
02 - Curraun Beg to Maum Bridge 11 State Foot0.svg
0%
03 - Maum Bridge to Illion East 9 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y --Vincent De Phily 19:17, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
04 - Illion East to Glencraff 14.5 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y --Vincent De Phily 19:17, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
05 - Glencraff to Leenaun 5 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y --Vincent De Phily 19:17, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

The Foxford Way

The Suck Valley Way

The Sligo Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Sligo Way 78 Km Approx State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 1686070 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) From Lough Talt to Dromahair Irishtrails NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013 (BST) None
Section  % complete In Route Relation Last Update Notes
01 - Lough Talt to Easky Lough State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
02 - Easky Lough to Dunowla State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
03 - Dunowla to Ladies Brae State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
04 - Ladies Brae to Coolaney State Foot4.svg
0%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
05 - Coolaney to Collooney State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
06 - Colloney to Slish Woods State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013
07 - Slish Woods to Dromahair State Foot4.svg
100%
Y NoelB 14:00, 18 April 2013

The Miners Way & Historical Trail

Sli Liatroma -The Leitrim Way

The Cavan Way

The Bluestack Way

Slí Dhun na nGall - The Donegal Way

Slí An Earagail Slí Cholmcille Slí Na Finne Slí Na Rosann

The Tain Way

The South Leinster Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The South Leinster Way 104Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 1352495 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Long distance walking route from Kildavin to Carrick-on-Suir Irishtrails --Rolika78 11:29, 10 May 2012 (BST) The route is part of the European E8 walking route

The Wicklow Way

Name Length  % complete Route Relation Route Summary Last Update Websites Notes
Wicklow Way 121 km State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2740 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Marlay Park, Dublin - Clonegal, Carlow Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC) http://www.wicklowway.com Part of European ramblers E8 walking route


Section Length (km) % complete In Route Relation Last Update Notes
01 - Marlay Park to Glencullen 10 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y IrlJidel 13:31, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
02 - Glencullen to Glencree (Crone Woods Entrance) 10.5 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y IrlJidel 13:31, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
03 - Glencree (Crone Woods Entrance) to Lough Tay (Ballinastoe Wood Entrance) 9.5 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y IrlJidel 13:31, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
04 - Lough Tay to Oldbridge 8 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y IrlJidel 13:31, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
05 - Oldbridge to Glendalough 9 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
06 - Glendalough to Glenmalure 13 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
07 - Glenmalure to Aughavannagh (Iron Bridge) 11 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
08 - Aughavannagh (Iron Bridge) to Ballycumber (near Ballinglen) 13 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
09 - Ballycumber (near Ballinglen) to about 2 kms from Tinahely 7 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
10 - Tinahely to Raheenakit 14 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
11 - Raheenakit to Clonegal 16 State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Klimpetje 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

The Tipperary Heritage Trail

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Tipperary Heritage Trail 56Km Approx State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2175050 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) The Vee to Cashel Irishtrails , Wiki page --Rolika78 11:43, 23 May 2012 (BST) None
Section Length (km) % complete In Route Relation Last Update Notes
01 - The Vee to Goatenbridge 10.2Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 15:30, 08 May 2012
02 - Goatenbridge to Ardfinnan  ?Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 11:40, 09 May 2012
03 - Ardfinnan to Cahir  ?Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 11:43, 23 May 2012 (BST)
04 - Cahir to Glebe  ?Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 11:43, 23 May 2012 (BST)
05 - Glebe to Golden  ?Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 11:43, 23 May 2012 (BST)
06 - Golden to Cashel  ?Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Y Rolika78 11:43, 23 May 2012 (BST)

The Slieve Bloom Way

Dublin Mountains Way

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Dublin Mountains Way 43KM State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 286707 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Shankill - Tallaght http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/Dublin-Mountains-Way/378/ --dafo43 14:07, 07 March 2014 (UTC) Length includes Hellfire spur
Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Dublin Mountains Way Massey & Hellfire spur 12.3KM State Foot3.svg
100%
Relation 1240001 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Cruagh - Massey Wood - Hellfire Club loop http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/Dublin-Mountains-Way/378/ --dafo43 14:15, 07 March 2014 (UTC)

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

The Monaghan Way

The Nore Valley Way

The Westmeath Way

The Multeen Way

The Hymany Way

Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscrai

Sli Chonamara

Not currently in use.

National Looped Walks

County Carlow

County Cavan

County Clare

County Cork

County Donegal

County Dublin

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Black Linn Loop 8KM State Foot0.svg
0%
Relation not defined yet Howth Loop 2C DiscoverIreland.ie --dafo43 14:40, 7 March 2014 (UTC) None

County Galway

County Kerry

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Tonevane Loop Walk 2.5Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2626660 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Loop follows the Dingle Way before branching off up the valley. Route begins and ends in the carpark Irish Trails --Vool 18:21, 8 December 2012 (UTC) None

County Kildare

County Kilkenny

County Laois

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Dunmore Loop Walk 16Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2409752 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) The trailhead is located on the ‘village green’ outside the gate to Castle Durrow. Irish Trails ----PeeWeeke 20:00, 12 September 2012 (CET) None
Leafy Loop Walk 23Km State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2128007 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) The trailhead is located on the ‘village green’ outside the gate to Castle Durrow. Irish Trails ----PeeWeeke 20:00, 12 September 2012 (CET) None

County Leitrim

County Limerick

County Longford

County Louth

County Mayo

County Meath

County Monaghan

County Offaly

County Roscommon

County Cavan

County Sligo

County Tipperary

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
The Liam Lynch loop walk 12Km Approx State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 2174969 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) National Loop walk in the Knockmealdown mountains. Trailhead: Goatenbridge Irishtrails ----Rolika78 11:09, 10 May 2012 (BST) None

County Waterford

County Westmeath

County Wexford

County Wicklow

Name Length Complete Route Relation Route Summary Websites Last Update Notes
Oak Glen Loop Trail 4.5KM State Foot4.svg
100%
Relation 3578318 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) National Loop walk in the Glencree valley. ----Dafo43 14:44, 15 May 2014 (GMT) None

Other Waymarked Ways