The Mid Clare Way

Unit 1 Tulla Business Centre Tulla Clare Republic of Ireland

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With the Burren Way to the north and the East Clare Way to the east, the Mid Clare Way, called in Gaelic Slí na Mearacan or the foxglove way, is a 130km long circular walking route around the centre of County Clare in the west of Ireland, with the county capital, the busy and picturesque town of Ennis, at its centre. The route touches on the Burren to the north and the broad Shannon Estuary to the south. Terrain on the route consists mainly of quiet tarmac side roads and farm roads with only brief sections on forestry tracks and through fields. Beginning at Newmarket-on-Fergus, the Way climbs to the western slopes of the Slieve Aughty range, with wonderful views across to Mullaghmore and the Burren. Passing through nature reserves at Dromore Woods and historic Dysert O’Dea, the route then follows the River Fergus valley to its estuary at Ballykelly and on to Clarecastle and finally back to Newmarket-on-Fergus. Directions to the Mid Clare Way Trailheads The Mid Clare Way is best accessed at one of seven key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking. The trailheads are located reasonably close to other services and facilities, such as shops, accommodation, restaurants and public transport. The trailheads are located as follows: Trailhead 1 – Newmarket-on-FergusNewmarket-on-Fergus is located on the R458, off the N19 from Shannon/N18 from Limerick. Trailhead 2 – QuinQuin is located on the R469 and is approximately 11km from Ennis and 34km from Limerick. Trailhead 3 – BallinruanBallinruan is located off the R462 and is 22km from Ennis and almost 60km from Limerick. Trailhead 4 – RuanRuan is located off the R476 and is 12km north of Ennis and almost 50km from Limerick. Trailhead 5 – ConnollyConnolly is located on the R474 and is approximately 15km from Ennis and 52km from Limerick. Trailhead 6 – LissycaseyLissycasey is located on the N68 and is located almost 17km from Ennis and 27km from Kilrush. Trailhead 7 – ClarecastleClarecastle is located on the R458 off the N18, only 5km from Ennis and 33km from Limerick.

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Unit 1 Tulla Business Centre Tulla Clare Republic of Ireland
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