Free brochures on walking trails in Limerick city and county launched

Eugene Phelan

Reporter:

Eugene Phelan

IT is fast becoming Limerick’s number one pastime, strongly recommended by doctors encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

IT is fast becoming Limerick’s number one pastime, strongly recommended by doctors encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

And this week walkers will be delighted to learn that a new free brochure promoting over 12 walks in Limerick city and county has been launched.

Limerick Walking Trails featured include:The Limerick City Three Bridges Riverside Loop; Medieval Limerick; Glenstal Woods Loop; Magical Lough Gur; Foynes Shannon Estuary Walk; Adare Village and Riverbank Walk; Great Southern Trail; Glin Castle Demesne Heritage Trails; Clare Glens Loop Walks; Curraghchase Forest Park; and a number of walks in the Ballyhoura area.

The brochure was launched by Irish Olympic hopeful Colin Griffin who previously represented Ireland in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“As a competitor in this year’s 50km walk in the 2012 London Olympics, I am delighted to launch the new Limerick Walking Trails brochure recently published by Shannon Development. As a European City of Sport, Limerick has a great sporting tradition and the new publication will be a major asset for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you live locally or you are a visitor to Limerick there are some really nice trails in this brochure.”

Shannon Region walking brochures are available free of charge from Tourist Offices throughout the Shannon Region and to download from www.ShannonRegionTrails.ie. The brochures contain an abundance of information including detailed maps for lots of great trails, directions to trailheads; distance and duration of walks; level of difficulty (easy to moderate to difficult); terrain; advice on level of fitness required; recommended gear and clothing.

Shannon Development’s Limerick Development Division Manager, Eoghan Prendergast, said Limerick has a wealth of activity holidays for visitors who want to be active and experience the warm welcome that Limerick offers. Walking is a great way for visitors to meet with local people and Shannon Development is delighted to be involved in this initiative which will add to the attractiveness of Limerick.