New guide to Limerick's best walking and running routes launched

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Niamh Morgan, Kathleen Kennedy and Elaine Shea on the UL Riverwalk route  Picture: Alan Place

Niamh Morgan, Kathleen Kennedy and Elaine Shea on the UL Riverwalk route Picture: Alan Place

AS MORE and more people take up exercise in January, a new guide to the best walking and running routes across the city and county has been launched by .

Six of Limerick’s most popular routes are highlighted in the guide, including the award winning City Centre to UL Riverbank route, the Neil Cusack Olympic Trail at Condell Road, the Three Bridges walk, the City Centre to Shannon Fields route, the City Centre Slí na Sláinte route and the Castletroy Slí na Sláinte route. 

The routes are shown on specially produced maps with all the main landmarks highlighted, so walkers know they are on the right track.

The various parks around Limerick are also included so walkers and runners can include them as part of a fitness regime.

For those who are looking for something a little more challenging, the guide has details of 15 trails across County Limerick.

There are also looped routes and exercise stations in many of the council-run parks listed in the new guide, such as Mungret Park and the People’s Park, as well as a suggested music playlist to accompany your journeys around Limerick.

Limerick’s street art is also featured, including the new Sionna mural on Bridge Street. 

“Limerick has a myriad of walking and running trails, not all of them are very well known,” Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications in Limerick City and County Council said.

“The aim is the same, get some exercise outdoors around Limerick and enjoy our beautiful city and county- walk it, run it, love it!” 

Guides are available across Limerick city and county or from Limerick.ie where a full list of all walking and running routes can be found.